Some of us have never felt included or welcome in whatever system of belief was bullying us, even the one that we were a part of. Some of us were forced to seek out mythologies that sang to us from the popular culture in the voices of movie stars or television characters. We have looked for myths that include us in great novels, music, the latest comic book, or even some stupid advertising campaign. We'll look anywhere for a mythology that embraces people like ourselves.
-- Kate Bornstein, Hello, Cruel World, p. 48