Jul 4, 2023
Our notes for this conversation with Christine, before we had it, were this: expect this to be a casual vibe, hilarious interaction, lighthearted fun conversation! We would say that was EXACTLY what this was, in a nutshell.
We went into this thinking we’d probably discuss some stuff like her upcoming book(s), plans, and more. But it really was more of a conversation that was about so many other facets of life than we had planned out, and it also seemed like the perfect conversation to air this holiday week. And - if this doesn’t make you want to hear more about Rebecca and Becky in the fall, we don’t know what will!
What to listen for:
Time, and how we process this as we get older
Intentionality, and how this plays a role in everything in our lives from simpler living, to projects we choose, to how we spend our time
Rebecca, Not Becky - the story of a suburban interracial friendship with SO MUCH under the surface, coming out later in 2023!
Christine Platt is an author and advocate also known as The Afrominimalist. She holds a B.A. in Africana Studies from the University of South Florida, an M.A. in African and African American Studies from The Ohio State University, and a J.D. from Stetson University College of Law. From working with educators and children through the ADL’s No Place for Hate in Schools initiative to serving as a Senior Policy Advisor for the US Department of Energy, Christine has dedicated her career to working at the intersections of social justice and environmental sustainability. A believer in the power of storytelling as a tool for social change, her literature centers on teaching and building empathy and awareness for people of all ages.
Christine is a member of the American Association of Blacks in Energy, Women’s Council on Energy & the Environment, Association of Writers and Writing Programs, Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Association of Black Women Historians, the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, and serves as an Ambassador for Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture.