Derica Shields
writer & researcher

Face Me, I Face You (2014)

An essay about William Hoare’s 1733 portrait of Ayuba Suleiman Diallo and it’s strange exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, Britain’s relationship with “exceptional Negroes,” reparations for slaveowners, and Queen Elizabeth I as a white feminist icon who went global by pioneering the Transatlantic Slave Trade. 

Text: The New Inquiry, Queens Edition, 2014
Live Essay: The Kitchen, NY, 2014