The title of this blog post seems like an oxymoron – vulnerability is not usually associated with strength, at least in the first associations of what is typically considered strong. The first image that appeared in the Google Image search shows a white, male arm, with a large flexed muscle. Restorative Justice process is about strength of the heart.
Restorative Justice strength is about showing people that accessing your inner strength and wisdom is human. The kind of strength vulnerability gives, is the strength earned from growing and healing from tough places, situations, experiences. (harmer/offender)
“. . . ya, like when I met Kris, I thought, oh authority figure. Fuck you. It turns out your really nice, it’s like you actually care. . .”