Here is an interview @rhoriedreyhef did which never got published. This is a raw re-release.
Interview Corner by Nicole H.
Q: State your name and age for the readers. Spell your name.
A: R*** B********. 40 yrs old. (Name edited for privacy reasons).
Q: How many people in your family? Are your parents still living? Do you have any siblings? State their names and ages.
A: 6. Yes. Yes, 3 Brothers. (Names & ages were never stated for privacy reasons).
Q: Are you single or dating?
Q: Where did you go for college? What degree did you get?
A: I didn’t complete college but St John’s University. I have no plans to return.
Q: I understand you are a fashion designer. How did you get into it?
A: It started from my artwork and being creative; transitioned from drawing comic books into designing shirts and articles of clothing.
Q: How long have you been doing it?
A: Started in 1996.
Q: Where do you sell your clothes? From your various interviews, it seems you do it mostly online or possibly on the streets as a vendor?
A: They can purchase an item through social media; We will relaunch an e-commerce website in early fall. Trade shows will do for now.
Q: What is your best selling product?
A: T-shirt with designs, ladies fashion with wording.
Q: Are you interested in the music industry? I ask because there is a connection between music and the fashion industry.
A: Yes. Some of the musicians can be very good salespeople. I would work with hip-hop artists who are willing to work with me.
Q: Are you going to sell in the mall?
A: Yes. Major retailers.
Q: What would you tell someone who asked you for advice about doing the same thing you do?
A: Believe in yourself; don’t give up. Find ways to stay motivated.
Q: Anything else you want to add?
A: Thanks to everyone who has worked with me for their support and for believing in what I produce and what I am trying to do.