Karen Okra

Karen is of dual heritage being both Jamaican and English but she has struggled to find acceptance with this identity within herself and by other people. She talks about her difficulties growing up with the responsibility of being a carer and having that take precedence over her personal battle to find her own sense of place. It was not until in her late 40s that her journey into self acceptance began leading her to working on the subject of identity within the local community.

Media No: 1166
Interviewee Forename: Karen
Interviewee Surname: Okra
Year of Birth 1961
Interviewer: Jerome Whittingham
Producer: Gifty Burrows
Location: Unknown
Date of Interview: 05/10/2016
Duration (HH:MM:SS): 00:23:59

This interview was recorded as part of the ‘African Stories – Contemporary Voices’ project. You can read a full transcript of this interview over on the African Stories website by clicking here.