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10-year-old starts empowering clothing line after being bullied for her dark skin

By Taryn Finley,

A 10-year-old girl has taken her lemons and turned them into lemonade.

When Kheris Rogers was in elementary school, she was constantly bullied by white students for her darker skin. It had a negative impact on Kheris’ self esteem and her mom decided to transfer her to a different school, according to BuzzFeed News, but the teasing still occurred. This time, it was other black students who were taunting her.

“I’ve been bullied a lot, like in the first grade, I went to school with just four other black kids,” Kheris, who’s from Los Angeles, recently 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.”

Kheris’ older sister, Taylor Pollard told the outlet that her sister would continue to come home and talk about the negative comments she heard.


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