Vulnerability and Strength are not mutually exclusive! Why do we think so often when we see strong women they must be invulnerable? Why do we see vulnerable women and judge them as weak? On the contrary, it takes true strength and bravery not only to face your vulnerability, but to be willing to show it to the world.

We are all vulnerable. If anyone thinks they are not, they are just naïve or living in denial. Being vulnerable is part of the human experience. It is not a bad thing. It means we have the capacity to feel. We fear that because we are afraid to feel hurt or pain. Yet it’s the same capacity that allows us to feel joy and love. You have to take the bad with the good. A yin yang has to have two sides. Life is double-sided. Make room for both.

Daring to be strong in spite of my vulnerability,

Nikola Rosa