People who define themselves as mixed-race recognize the look and they’ve come to expect the question: What are you? In our Race-obsessed nation, if a person doesn’t fit nicely into a single-category identity box, undoubtedly it causes a commotion.
In March 2008, Lori Tharps and Tesia Barone created ?RU, a line of hip and funky clothing and accessories that challenges people to wear their identity in style. ?RU products redefine normal with items that are beautiful to behold and just a little bit different.
“?RU products are for anyone who chafes at identity boxes,” said Tharps. “And for anyone who wants to redefine normal,” echoed Barone.
October 17, 2009 by Kate