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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But I've also just written a review for the local feminist newsletter — on a book
about androgyny — so now I feel I belong here, at my first women's dance. And
now she and I dance one dance. No sparks with her except the thrill of asking for
I'm ready to live outside of femaleness, the hedge of roses, thorny and beautiful,
that has encircled me wherever I've sat waiting. Once, when I tried to write my
way out, the poets who were men said to me, "Beauty is its own excuse for being.
I've missed my body's sensuality I dared not show, afraid to be seen as too much
of a woman in public. Now I've decided to dress as I please. Last night I'd wished
for my hat when I was walking a side street and a van pulled up beside me.
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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
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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