"if you could choose to have any superpower, what would it be?"
I don't remember every answer I've given to that question,
but I do know not all superpowers are fun
and there's always a chance
you won't be free to choose
which one you get.
I know, because I didn't get to choose my superpower.
an increasing number of respected psychological associations worldwide denounce “therapies” aimed at “changing” an individual’s sexual orientation. one of their reasons: sexual orientation is not able to be changed. practices developed to achieve “change” normally involve an element of disgust toward anything outside heteronormativity. due to such an extreme bias, the “therapy” is tainted, placing it permanently outside professional therapeutic standards.
forests and valleys, mountains and deserts, waters narrow and wide,
the land seemed boundless.
people gathered in pockets and corners,
a fishing village edging the ocean,
communities dotting the glens,
and vibrance nestled in canyon walls.
leaders rose up, some acquiring vast swaths of nature.
tensions and conflicts were fought and settled,
the land became divided.