Quick question, what we’re you doing at 10 years old?
Whatever it was, nothing quite compares to this bold and brave movement that 10-year-old Kheris Rogers has made with her melanin popping brand ‘Flexin’ In My Complexion.’
After being bullied at school for her skin colour and having her confidence knocked, Kheris launched a clothing line to combat colourism and to also encourage others to be confident in their skin.
“I’ve been bullied a lot, like in the first grade, I went to school with just four other black kids,” Kheris said in an interview with Mic.
“And kids used to bully me because they weren’t used to my skin tone. There was an incident with a teacher and we had to draw ourselves and she gave us a black crayon instead of a brown crayon, and I was really upset.”
Her 22-year-old sister Taylor Pollard posted two pictures of Rogers on Twitter, writing: “My sister is only 10, but already royalty #FlexinInHerComplexion.”
With her new found self confidence, Kheris decided to launch her own clothing line with her sister – the range currently features T-shirts in four different shades, all proudly proclaiming the slogan: ‘Flexin in my complexion.’ They’re planning to launch fitted T-shirts and crop-tops soon too.
I guess the only question left to ask is…Where can I get one?