"For us, the idea of having a work that has contradictions is very important—when, in affirming something, it includes itself and attacks itself. How can you put together all of these things that have nothing to do with each other? You use glue! Glue can be an idea, a word. You can use an ideological glue."
"As they developed, they got more things...Belts, boots, sneakers, masks, hats, scalps. Belts, because of the multiple ways they can be used. Belts being practical, to hold up their pants. Belts as instruments of domestic violence. Belts to hang some of my characters. Superheroes most often have belts. If we’re going to use that word, ‘power,’ belts connote some kind of power. Imagine policemen without belts. You couldn’t take them seriously."
- Laylah Ali