meet the team.


Yolanda Acree, Founder

Yolanda views minimalism as a tool for personal and collective liberation. The inspiration for founding Black Minimalists was born out of her conversations and interviews with other black folks seeking a community representative of their culture and simple lifestyle. Yolanda also identifies as a creative, entrepreneur, and carefree black girl. You can find Yolanda talking all things simple living on her blog, and YouTube.

Farai Harreld, Co-Founder

Farai is the owner and curator of blog,, where she documents her adventures in minimalism, eco-friendliness, motherhood, and all-around black girl magic. In her spare time, she is an activist, spouse, dog-mom, event planner, and designer. She also manages the growing Facebook group Minimalists of Color.



Kenya Cummings, Co-Founder

Kenya is a joy cultivator, hope breeder, and justice worker. She is a non-profit professional and wellness coach at She is unapologetically black and unashamedly spiritual. She is a church misfit committed to the revival and wellness of church and facilitating the connection between church and community.

Anekia Nicole, Co-Founder

Anekia Nicole is an introverted chatterbox with a soulful heart. She’s a book lover, somewhat of a nerd, and tea enthusiast. She finds fulfillment in journaling, meditation, and prayer. And she doesn't like to pretend to have it all together. You can find her on Instagram @asoulfulrebellion. Oh, and she also blogs at!