15 épisodes

Welcome to the Black Minimalists Podcast where every month, we will share the stories and experiences of minimalists who look like us. On this podcast, you'll hear our triumphs, fails, laughs and breakthroughs on our simple living journeys. Hosted by BM Co-Founder, Farai Harreld.

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Welcome to the Black Minimalists Podcast where every month, we will share the stories and experiences of minimalists who look like us. On this podcast, you'll hear our triumphs, fails, laughs and breakthroughs on our simple living journeys. Hosted by BM Co-Founder, Farai Harreld.

    Season 2, Episode 8: Michelle Cook, Urban Outdoor Enthusiast

    Season 2, Episode 8: Michelle Cook, Urban Outdoor Enthusiast

    Michelle Cook is the founder of Roxbury Rides, an organization that encourages people in urban communities (Roxbury, Dorchester, and Mattapan, Massachusetts) to use biking and walking as a source of transportation and exercise. Additionally, she is a League Cycling Instructor (LCI) through the League of American Bicyclists, spokesmodel for I Bike Boston, and moderator/shero for the Boston Chapter of Black Girls Do Bike. Michelle is also an urban farmer and herbalist in training.

    Yolanda sat down with Michelle, also know as “The Bikenista”, for a life-giving conversation on minimalism, farming, and connecting to the outdoors. They first met when Michelle participated in the Black & Minimalist course. Michelle and Yolanda chatted a lot about the importance of land to black and brown communities.

    Mentioned in the episode:

    Operation B Fit

    Hike 4 Life

    Urban Outdoors Association

    Black Urban Growers

    Farming While Black by Lean Penniman

    Working the Roots by Michelle E. Lee

    Dr. Monica White

    Black Cotton

    • 59 min
    Season 2, Episode 7: Amanda Tello, Activist & Mama of Intention

    Season 2, Episode 7: Amanda Tello, Activist & Mama of Intention

    Yolanda sat down with friend, mama, and activist Amanda Tello to learn more about her journey to intentional living. The two first developed a friendship when Amanda participated in the 2018 Black & Minimalist course. Amanda shared how she found minimalism, the challenge of balancing multiple roles, how her activism has impacted her simple living lifestyle, and her thoughts on the minimalist movement within the Latinx community.

    Mentioned in the episode:
    Missouri Immigrant and Refugee Advocates
    Tornillo: The Occupation
    Easy Baby Paradox
    Jen Rivera Bell

    • 45 min
    Season 2, Episode 6: Lakara Foster, Black Medium

    Season 2, Episode 6: Lakara Foster, Black Medium

    In this episode, Yolanda, Kenya, and I, are joined by Lakara Foster, an author, licensed minister, and also a psychic medium. You may know her online as Lakara With the Gift. We spoke with her about how she navigates her Christian faith with her work as a psychic and how she blends those worlds together. We also spoke about communicating with our ancestors as well as religion and spirituality in general. I hope you enjoy our conversation.

    • 57 min
    Season 2, Episode 5: Black & Minimalist Mini-Course

    Season 2, Episode 5: Black & Minimalist Mini-Course

    Kenya and Yolanda tell you what’s good with the Black & Minimalist mini-course, returning January 27th, 2019. Learn about the course lessons, format, and bonus features. Interested in getting free this year with the Black Minimalists team and community, join us at http://bit.ly/blkmincourse.

    • 17 min
    Season 2, Episode 4: Herbal Chat With Farai Harreld

    Season 2, Episode 4: Herbal Chat With Farai Harreld

    This month’s episode is a switcheroo! During our time in Kansas, amidst lots of tea drinking, belly laughs, and toddler wrangling, Yolanda and Kenya turn the tables on Farai and interview her about her forays into herbalism. We chatted about how she got into herbs, her education, favorite resources, as well as, her favorite herbs.

    Sources Mentioned:
    Mountain Rose Herbs
    Commonwealth Herbs
    Herbs & Oil Podcast
    @RootsofResistance
    @HerbanHealing
    @theOminnaomi
    @Ayoherbalist
    @ForBrownBleeders
    Rosemary Gladstar’s Skin Soothing Spray from her book, Medicinal Herbs- A Beginner’s Guide

    Corrections:
    *Passionflower tincture, not Passionfruit tincture.

    • 25 min
    Season 2, Episode 3: The BM Team is in Kansas

    Season 2, Episode 3: The BM Team is in Kansas

    This month’s podcast is a special in-person conversation between the three Black Minimalists co-founders. Yolanda and Kenya graced Farai and Kansas with their presence for a week. We spoke about the Black Urban Growers and Farmers conference in North Carolina that Yolanda and Kenya attended. We also spoke about life in Kansas, visiting Brown vs. Board of Education Museum, voter suppression, and Kansas’ radical roots.

    • 38 min

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