Greetings! I’m Christine Platt–a passionate advocate for social justice and policy reform. My work centers on teaching race, equity, diversity and inclusion through the transformative power of storytelling.
I am also a minimalist.
I reside in a 630 sq ft living space in Washington, DC. And although I love the beautiful, barren all-white aesthetic often associated with minimalism, my home and lifestyle are more aligned with the practice:
Minimalism is a tool to rid yourself of life’s excess in favor of focusing on what’s important—so you can find happiness, fulfillment, and freedom.” Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus, The Minimalists
The aesthetic of my home is a bit non-traditional when one thinks of mainstream minimalism. In addition to being surrounded by bright colors and textures, there’s a lot of play on what is at the core of my life’s work–the culture and history of the African diaspora. And so, I like to call my style ‘Afrominimalist.’
When my writing schedule permits, I use this creative platform to share my journey to minimalism. You can also follow my journey on Instagram via @afrominimalist.
Thank you for joining me!