Minaa B. is a strong proponent of the idea that healing doesn’t happen in isolation. As an author, writer, and licensed mental health professional, she has witnessed the power of community-oriented healing and the way our external relationships can deepen and strengthen our relationship to ourselves. On her popular Instagram account @minaa_b, Minaa is a beacon of education and wisdom for the digital community she’s fostered over the years, sharing hard truths and tips for how to deal with everything from family estrangement to toxic romantic relationships.
Raised in an environment that she describes as “ebbing and flowing between functional and dysfunctional,” Minaa’s wisdom doesn’t just come from the textbook — she’s had to go on her own healing journey, one that she draws on today in her work to help others grow and evolve. In our conversation, we discuss that journey from an anxious child to thought leader and discuss the importance of healing from trauma through community care.
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