"Much of my experience of fan culture over the last five years has been one of conflict. There's a lot to be fought and a lot to be fought for when you're a queer woman of color with a hunger for stories: consuming film and television and books is often like being handed beautiful, elaborately sculpted meals with bits of cockroach poking antennae and carapace out of the sauces and souffl�s. You try to eat around the bugs, try to surgically remove them, but you can't quite get away from the fact that they've flavored the dish and will probably make you sick. But you have to eat, or go hungry."
- Amal El-Mohtar, "Sub Texts: The Doctor and the Master's Firsts and Lasts", _Queers Dig Time Lords_