14 Dec '17, 5pm

Minimalism is Multicultural: #NowWhat

Minimalism is Multicultural: #NowWhat

Instagram and Pinterest are full of minimalist lifestyle accounts. Although that fact isn’t surprising—living sustainably is important—minimalism is not new. In fact, other cultures have practiced this way of life for years. Real minimalism is diverse A recent piece in the Pacific Standard presents the fact that most Insta-famous modern minimalists are white or East Asian. However, this is quite a strange reality, considering that “various communities of color fashion a lifestyle off of living with few possessions,” reports the Standard. In addition to its cultural limitations, pop minimalism often makes this traditionally poverty-based lifestyle look glamorous. So, the Standard points out that, essentially, the main thing that differs between the modern minimalist movement and historical minimalism is choice. “Though people of color have been practicing core principles of...

Full article: http://ecosalon.com/minimalism-is-multicultural-nowwhat/

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