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Kheris Rogers, Who Was Bullied For Her Skin Tone, Is Now 'Flexin' In Her Complexion' In Her First Nike Ad

Kheris Rogers, Who Was Bullied For Her Skin Tone, Is Now 'Flexin' In Her Complexion' In Her First Nike Ad

Photo via Mashable; courtesy of Flexin' In My Complexion 

Last year, after being severely bullied for her skin tone by her classmates, then 10-year-old Kheris Rogers launched an empowering t-shirt line called "Flexin' In My Complexion." The powerful phrase is a reference to the hashtag Rogers' old sister Taylor Pollard used in now a viral tweet of her little sister. 

Since then, Kheris has inspired the entire internet, including Oscar-winning actress and advocate of Black beauty, Lupita Nyong'o, who posted a photo of herself in the t-shirt. The young designer's inspiring message also made its way to New York Fashion Week, where Rogers became one of the youngest fashion designers to present a clothing line. Now, the 11-year-old has landed her first Nike ad. 

"My first Nike ad," Rogers wrote on Instagram. 

"Let's all make 2018 the year of 'doing.' In less than a year, I went from feeling bad about myself because I was being bullied for how I looked to loving myself completely and following my dreams. I encourage you all to 'do' what makes you happy and believe in yourself that you can make your dream a reality!" 

We second that. Congratulations, Kheris! 

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