Derica Shields

Derica Shields is a writer from South London. Her work has appeared in Frieze, Flash Art, and Girls Like Us, and at Turf Projects, Cell Project Space and Wysing Arts Centre. She is a former Contributing Editor at the New Inquiry and former Story Editor at Rookie. Derica recently completed A Heavy Nonpresence, an oral history project on Black Londoners’ accounts of the British welfare state, published by Triple Canopy. Her book Bad Practice is forthcoming from Book Works.