Greetings! I’m Christine Platt, a literacy advocate and passionate activist for educational justice and policy reform. A believer in the power of storytelling as a tool for social change, my literature centers on teaching race, equity, diversity, and inclusion to people of all ages.
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 playful textures, there’s a lot of influence 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. I recently gave my first TEDxTalk on minimalism and look forward to inspiring more people on practicing intentional living their way.
Thank you for joining me!