The Afrominimalist's Guide to Living With Less

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Thu, 11/02/2023 - 11:30am to 12:00pm
Afrominimalist
Author Christine Platt's brand of "living with less" is more than a decluttering regimen. It is a radical revisioning of minimalism, one that celebrates the importance of history and heritage.

     When Platt set out on her journey to live with less, she never intended to become "The Afrominimalist". She just wanted to tame the chaos in her closet! But after struggling with the austerity and whiteness of mainstream minimalism, Christine realized why minimalism often seems unattainable for so many: the emphasis on all-white, barren aesthetics distracts from the practice of living with intention. And so, she decided to do things her way by curating a life-of-less influenced by the African diaspora. In The Afrominimalist's Guide to Living With Less, Christine gets right to the heart of how childhood experiences and expectations manifest in adulthood, the delicate dance between needs and wants, and the complicated weight of familial and societal pressures. 

     As we consider what to get and give -- or not -- during the upcoming holiday season, this The Afrominimalist's Guide offers tools to avoid rampant over-consumerism.

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