Kheris Rogers


Kheris Rogers is an author and CEO of the widely known apparel brand and social movement “Flexin’ In My Complexion.” Born in 2006 in Los Angeles, California, Rogers started Flexin’ In My Complexion after years of bullying in school because of her dark skin complexion. At just 10 years old, she became the world’s youngest designer to ever showcase at New York Fashion Week. Her clothing line has been worn by celebrities such as Whoopi Goldburg, Lupita N’yongo, Lena Waithe, and Alicia Keys.



9:00 a.m. to 4 p.m.
State Library, First Floor Reference Area Exhibit
Flexin’ In My Complexion Fashion Line
With the exception of the time Ms. Rogers is talking about her book or in the Signing Tent, she will be availble to chat about her apparel brand.

1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
In Front of the State Library, Children’s Author Tent 2
Book Talk
Shine Bright

1:45 p.m. to 2:30 pm
Cavalier House Bookselling Tent
Book Signing

Shine Bright

Bursting with inspiration and affirmation, Kheris Rogers’ debut picture book encourages children everywhere to love the skin they are in.

When her confidence is shaken by peers who say they are scared of her because she's "too dark," Imani turns to her sister for a loving reminder that she’s smart, hope, brave, beautiful, strong, and just enough. After embracing what makes her truly special, Imani learns to be fearless!

Inspired by the real-life experiences of Kheris Rogers, the young CEO and designer of the Flexin’ in My Complexion clothing line, this ode to dark-skinned girls will empower many.

A perfect tool to teach children about appreciating both outer and inner beauty, embracing differences, being kind to oneself & others, and the power of reciting affirmations.


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