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From the 12th Annual Shorty Awards

Kheris Rogers

Finalist in Beauty

About Kheris Rogers

13-year-old Kheris Rogers is fighting colorism through fashion advocacy, showing the world that "people who look like me have value." After being bullied for her skin tone, Kheris launched t-shirt line based on her grandmother’s affirmation, #FlexinInMyComplexion, which became a viral movement, gaining support from celebrities including Snoop Dogg, Alicia Keys and Lupita Nyong’o. Now with over 250K followers, Kheris continues to grow her influence, participating in New York Fashion Week as the world’s youngest fashion designer. Kheris’ efforts earned her recognition in 2019 by TODAY as International Day of the Girl, and by Teen Voguehonoring advocates against bullying.

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