My Son’s Bullying Story on New Series: Beyond Bullied

Kheris Rogers was bullied for her dark complexion, but she didn’t let bullies convince her she isn’t fabulous and beautiful. She turned a negative into a positive by creating her own clothing line called Flexin’ In My Complexion.

Now, in her new Beyond Bullied series on Soul Pancake, Kheris and her family speak with other kids who have emerged stronger after being bullied. The first episode features CJ and his bullying story. Watch how he went from being bullied by his best friends at school to serving as the youngest grand marshal in Pride’s history.


Kheris also surprised CJ with a trip to LA to meet top makeup artist AJ Crimson, who shared some advice and words of encouragement with the kids (and let them play with makeup).

CJ and Kheris Rogers


CJ, Kheris and AJ Crimson.

CJ and his custom rainbow Flexin’ In My Complexion shirt.


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12 Responses to My Son’s Bullying Story on New Series: Beyond Bullied

  1. Brynne says:

    I love this post so much! I think it is so cool and inspiring to see two young kids who have been bullied rising to the top and giving themselves a voice. I think this can be very inspirational to many people especially kids who might be experiencing some of the same things. I applaud you both for your amazing confidence and braveness. Keep doing you!!

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  3. Cycling Phil says:

    Boy that made me tear up, and I don’t normally…’re such great parents and role models.

  4. bestpi says:

    Kheris and CJ, you both rock! Ignore ignorance and bigotry. Those are both signs of a limited intelligence. Keep in mind that people fear what they don’t understand. And that’s THEIR problem, not yours. Hugs to you both. You have a hundred supporters for every naysayer.
    And to your families, Thank you! You are what families are supposed to be like.

  5. Raney Simmon says:

    Wow, that was so beautiful to watch! Thank you for sharing that with us because I too understand what it’s like to be bullied and how terrible it is to go through.

  6. Kathleen says:

    That was just fabulous!!!!

  7. Suzanne Kane says:

    I never knew C.J. could do the spilts, that’s awesome!

  8. Lisa R. says:

    What amazing and beautiful kids! I’m so glad that CJ is receiving the honors and positive attention that he so deserves! Go, CJ!

  9. bcato3000 says:

    Beautiful, Beautiful kids. ❤

  10. Julie Nilsson says:

    This is beautiful!! Thanks for sharing. My daughter is transgender and like CJ, loves make up and wants to start her own line of beauty products some day.

  11. Tracey says:

    Wow! This is amazing. Side note: Aren’t Kheris and CJ stunning?!

  12. Cheryl says:

    Omg that is amazing. So many people get to here his story and know that there is light at the end of the tunnel.

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