Dare to Shine

by Derrick Bell

I was so inspired by what Seville said about sometimes needing to be the one to stand out from the crowd—her words reminded me of queer activist Marsha P. Johnson. Individuality is something we should celebrate. It’s what makes us humanly divine. – Derrick Bell.

Derrick Bell – Artist Bio
Derrick Bell (@DerrickBellArt on Instagram) is a visual artist and art educator. Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, he received his B.A. in Studio Art from Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia and his M.A. in Art Education from Mount St. Joseph University in Cincinnati, Ohio.He moved to Oakland, California five years ago to teach art and design. Since Derrick has been in the Bay, he’s had the honor of exhibiting multiple art shows. Which led him to being a part of a group exhibition entitled, ArtLit in Kimberley, South Africa. He currently works out of his studio in East Oakland. www.derrickbellart.com.