This brave memoir chronicles Pratt's struggle to overcome the repressive traditions of Southern womanhood and live her life honestly. It chronicles her youth, her marriage, her eventual decision to come out as a lesbian, and her life with transgendered activist and author Leslie Feinberg. Minnie Bruce Pratt is the author of We Say We Love Each Other, Rebellion, Crime Against Nature, Walking Back Up Depot Street, and The Dirt We Ate.
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I attend to how she gets through a social situation I'm sure she's never faced, an
evening at home with an African-American butch and an Iraqi femme. As we four
lean toward each other over hazelnut coffee, I wonder if she's ever sat down to ...
As we push the cart toward the supermarket, the livery people just outside the
automatic door hustle us for business. The only African-American woman looks at
your stone butch and my denim femme, then politely asks, without missing a beat,
An African-American woman, partying in front of her tent, sees us on our
impromptu march. She yells, "I don't know what you're walking for, but — Go girls!
" Other women are applauding, but I'm ready to leave. Perhaps I've been too long
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ehough75 - LibraryThing
Amazing. Loved every aspect of this book. She shows how her thoughts and process have developed and changed over the years with both conversaitons, debates, and encounters with the people she has met ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - dancingwaves - LibraryThing
An amazing book of vignettes that explore the ideas and intersections of love, sexuality, gender, and identity. A beautiful love letter to her partner, Leslie Feinberg. Read full review