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At Minka, wellness is a form of activism

Aki Baker, one of the founders of Minka, sees healing as a method of activism. Photo: @omandthecity Aki Hirata-Baker, an owner of Minka, wants to hear you scream. “We have been told we can’t be angry and we can’t say what we need to say. That’s an energy we need to tap into.” This is the first clue that this is not your typical GOOP-like wellness center. Sure, the space is light and airy; it’s full of crystals, herbs, and nice smells. There are caps for sale that say “Make America Magic Again.” You’ll need to slip off your shoes upon arrival and you may be offered tea. But, unlike most wellness spots today, you’ll also…