Egypt Ify Ufele and Kheris Rogers are amazing, talented young women. They may not know each other, but they have a lot in common.
Both Egypt and Kheris were targeted by childhood bullies. They were brutally attacked because of they way they looked, and they responded to their pain by doing great things.
Caring and empathetic, they are both are passionate about using their voices and skills to combat bullying. And they have both devoted their energies to making the world a more beautiful place.
Egypt “Ify” Ufele’s Story
SheMagazineUSA explains that, while she was in elementary school, Egypt’s asthmatic health condition required her to get steroid injections. That caused her to gain weight. Egypt could have internalized the insults and cowered, but that’s just not who she was. Instead, she became an anti-bullying crusader. She also founded a non-profit called BullyChasers and was appointed a Junior Ambassador of Peace with the United Nations. At only 10 years old, she founded the plus-size label, Chubiiline which Crain’s New York Business describes as “a collection of caps, backpacks and T-shirts emblazoned with anti-bullying slogans like ‘No hate just love’ and ‘No kid should ever feel bad about how they look.’ ”
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Kheris Rogers’ Story
Like Egypt, Kheri Rogers received unwanted feedback about her looks. Bullies targeted her because of her dark skin complexion. She was the same age as Egypt — 10 years old — when she created Flexin’ In My Complexion, her own clothing line, to inspire confidence in others. She tells The Undefeated: ““Beauty has nothing to do with the outside. It has to do with your inside by being nice, smart, creative. Being beautiful means confidently knowing that you’re enough just the way you are.” Kheri now uses her voice as an anti-bullying crusader.
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