Wednesday 20 October 2021

Micro-aggressions used to disempower a black person deemed to be ‘acting white’. Donning a camouflage of Oreo-filling, Tania explores the masks we wear to put our heads above the parapet in a climate of systemic racism.


A semi-autobiographical solo about being a successfully educated black woman within western society, Oreo interrogates racial micro-aggressions and their effect on mental health within private and public personas — focusing on public figures such as British MP Diane Abbott + Portuguese politician Joacine Katar Moreira.

Exploring the racial term ‘Oreo’ in relation to experiences of episodic racism within higher education and employment, Tania challenges the notion of whitening her physical and phenomenal self to achieve success in society.

Oreo is an hour-long live art / theatre show developed from and inspired by difficult conversations and the complexities of what it means to black in Great Britain. As a black EU national living in the UK, Camara uses Oreo to investigate the mechanisms of survival black women use to protect themselves and endure the current hostile times.