Growing up different can be tough. It almost always means being bullied, and when you’re a kid in the awkward, insecure throes of growing up and more, words about your appearance can mean the world. 10-year-old Kheris Rogers knows a thing or two about that life, due to being dark-skinned.
Apparently, it started in the first grade; it was especially rough due to the fact that there were just four other black kids at her school. She was called names for her skin tone since they hadn’t seen it before. Kheris remembers a sensitive incident in which students were told to draw themselves, and instead of a brown crayon, the teacher gave Kheris a black crayon. ”I was really upset”, she recalled.
But then one day, her 22 year old sister Taylor wanted to boost Kheris’s mood by posting images of her on twitter with the hashtag #FlexinInHerComplexion. The simple hashtag soon garnered over 83,000 likes and went viral! Talk about a confidence boost!