By Kate Kripke
What comes to mind when you hear the word “vulnerability?” Really, what are the images, words, and reactions that invite themselves along with that word? My guess is that it is something like this: weakness, fear, shame, powerlessness, and insecurity. I imagine that, for most of you, the word vulnerability sends with it a warning sign and a very deafening message of “Be Tough!” I imagine that all of you reading this know what it feels like to be vulnerable and that most of you are working very, very hard to run in the opposite direction. To prove to others that you are anything but.