Amy Robinson Hearts Sarah Jane Smith [XXOO]
When I was around 11 years old, the local PBS station started playing episodes of Doctor Who. I immediately fell in love, with the show, The Doctor and his companions. When The Doctor brought Sarah Jane Smith (Elisabeth Sladen) on board, I was transfixed by her. The character was like no other companion before. She challenged him, refusing to be anything other than his equal.
At 11 years old, I was probably to young to understand that her insistence that humans were just as important, intelligent, capable and brave as a Time Lord, given equal circumstances, was a metaphor for the female population standing up for their rights. Sarah Jane taught me to not be embarrassed by my brains, my wit or my own fear, but to embrace them and bravely charge forward.