When I began my journey to living with less I was initially discouraged by the aesthetics of mainstream minimalism. I had no desire to live an all-white barren aesthetic and guess what? I don’t! After learning to focus on the practice of minimalism–living with only those things you need, use and love–I created my own approach to minimalism. Black history and culture are at the core of my life’s work and so I call design aesthetic Afromininalism: a minimalist life influenced by the African diaspora. And I am excited to share that Simon & Schuster/Tiller Press will publish my first lifestyle book, The Afrominimalist’s Guide to Living with Less, in Spring 2021!