As a scholar and storyteller of the African diaspora, I spend a lot of time researching and writing historical fiction and non-fiction. But whenever I get a moment, I focus on continuing to curate my 630 sq ft living space in Washington, DC. While 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
Therefore, 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 study of African and African-American history and culture. Hence, the Afrominimalist: a minimalist life influenced by the African diaspora, my personal blog where I share my journey to minimalism–one thing at a time.
I hope you join me!