Imagine a world where a child isn’t mistreated because of the way she/he looks….

It’s a good thing, isn’t it?

Unfortunately, we live in a world where people feel it’s okay to mistreat others for how they look.

I think it’s important to teach our children that our black is beautiful, so the trauma this beautiful little girl has experienced won’t happen.

Meet 10-year-old Kheris Rogers. The Los Angeles 5th Grader shares how she had to transfer from her mostly white school to a more racially diverse one to avoid being bullied for her dark skin. Unfortunately, the problem resurfaces at her  new school… from her Black classmates.

However, that didn’t stop Kheris from celebrating her melanated beauty. She, along with her 22-year-old sister, Taylor Pollard, created a T-shirt line, ‘Flexin’ in my Complexion’

Hit play below for more on her story.



I’m so glad Kheris didn’t let the ignorance she’s endured keep her from flexin’ her gorgeous complexion. I applaud her big sis who stepped up with the fashion show, social media support, and the help with T-Shirt line. Nothing destroys colorism like showing the world how much you love the skin you’re in. The ignorance will die when we stop perpetuating fair skin as the only standard of beauty.

Let’s teach out little girls to love themselves.

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Lakia Nichole
Lakia Nichole's Blog is a platform to showcase love for my people, our culture, and all positive things in-between.