First things first—who bullied this beautiful young lady? I just wanna talk…
There are often stories of young children, as well as adults who talk about having a lack of self-esteem because of being bullied on social media. The social media comment game took a turn for the better when it came to10-year-old Kheris Pollard’s #BlackGirlMagic.
— Kheris Rogers (@KherisPoppin) March 27, 2017
According to Buzzfeed, Kheris was one of four black girls enrolled in her class and her mom had to transfer her to a different school because of how bad the bullying affected her daughter.
“She started to notice she was different,” Kheris’ older sister Taylor told Buzzfeed. “She would cry a lot, and talk about how she doesn’t like her skin tone.”
Once her mom enrolled her in a different school with more diverse students, the bullying wasn’t as bad, however, she was still receiving negative comments about her skin tone—this time from other black students, which was more surprising to the family.
It seems like all the kids who bullied her will have the last laugh because Kheris is more confident than ever after her sister uploaded a photo of her that went viral.
— Boss Babe✨ (@TaylorAndrea_) March 26, 2017
People were so here for the flicks of Kheris and just had to express her “poppiness’ in the comments.
“She was obsessed with the comments…So many people’s comments gave her a positive outlook on her skin. It gave her reassurance,” big sis Taylor said.
Social media users were commenting, and praising Kheris for her gorgeous skin and beautiful hair.
“I was overwhelmed,” Kheris told Buzzfeed. “There were so many comments that they loved my skin and my hair.” She also added that the support she receives from people on the internet “made me feel more confident about myself.”
Taylor and her mom have since started a Twitter account for Kheris and help her run it, all while keeping it linked to their phones so they can monitor it closely, and “block out certain things.”
“I told Kheris now that she has the attention she should use it as a positive outlet,” Taylor said. “I think it’s important to use the platform to positively influence other kids.”
I may only be 10, but I'm a Queen in training 👸🏿 pic.twitter.com/bsvSEJhsJV
— Kheris Rogers (@KherisPoppin) April 12, 2017