Fashion Designer Kheris Rogers talks to Sheen Magazine about her journey in the fashion industry. Becoming a history-making world-renowned designer finding self-acceptance in her skin from being bullied for her skin tone. Rogers the true definition of black girl magic with overcoming criticisms inspiring young girls globally to love themselves and embracing their melanin regardless of what the world may say. We here at Sheen are delighted to share Kheris’s story.
I know your book is inspired by personal experience growing up. If you could go back in time, what would you say to your younger self?
If I could go back in time I would tell myself, “You are beautiful. You are special. You are a blessing. You are enough.” I would remind myself to not let what people are saying get in my head and to love myself more than anything.
What was the writing process like when writing this book?
Writing Shine Bright was liberating for me because it is based on my personal experiences of being bullied for my dark skin complexion and being able to find the positive in a negative situation. In the process of writing, I just wanted to make sure that I was able to convey the message of being able to shine bright in any situation in a way that’s easy to understand to someone as young as 4 years old.
Did you discover anything new about yourself during the creative process?
I really wanted Shine Bright to be an ode to dark-skinned girls that would empower everyone to shine bright from the inside out. I also realized during the creative process that my story, although painful to reminisce sometimes, could be used to inspire others for years to come.
Tell us about your journey of self-love and healing why it’s so important?
In the beginning of my self-love and healing journey, I incorporated affirmations into my daily routine. I would look at myself in the mirror and say things like “I believe in myself. I am smart. I am unstoppable. I can do amazing things.” The more I said these positive words to myself, the more I actually believed it. It sparked confidence within myself that can’t be burned out. It is so important to build self-confidence because confidence is what helps us feel ready for life experiences.
Do you have a life motto you live by?
A life motto that I live by is to “shine bright.” There is so much darkness in the world that you have to shine bright. When someone shines, they have a certain confidence about themselves that lets you know that they are happy about themselves and that energy is contagious.
Are there any new collaborations/books we can look forward to?
In celebration of Women’s History Month, my clothing line “Flexin’ In My Complexion” has new Black Women Matter tees and hoodies on the site! The website to shop is www.FlexinInMyComplexion.com
Where can our readers purchase your book?
My book Shine Bright is now available for pre-order and goes on sale September 27th. The link to pre-order is hc.com/shinebright.
Is there anything else you like to share with us? I recently dropped my first music single called “Drop Top Thang.” You can watch my music video and stream here https://lnk.to/DropTopThang