10-year-old girl starts her own clothing line after being bullied for skin tone!
June 3, 2017
In March this year, one thoughtful elder sister tweeted photos of her 10-year-old sister in an attempt to brighten up the little one’s day who was being bullied at her school.
“My sister is only 10, but already royalty,” 22-year-old Taylor Pollard posted on Twitter, with the hashtag #FlexinInHerComplexion.
To their surprise, the tweet went viral in no time, gaining over 83k likes and inspiring the adorable little Kheris. The viral post encouraged Kheris to create her own clothing line–Flexin’ In My Complexion.
She proved that it’s confidence, hard work, and vision to attain some goals that matter in life!
“I’ve been bullied a lot, like in the first grade, I went to school with just four other black kids,” Rogers told 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.”
“I feel confident in it myself because, even if I still get picked on because I’m darker when I put on the T-shirt, it makes me feel bold.”
“Kheris really thought she was the only one going through this, but Kheris now realizes that this is a global issue,” Pollard said in an interview.
“It doesn’t matter how dark or light you are, just knowing that it’s beautiful and that your complexion doesn’t determine your beauty.”