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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S/HE SS how she would lean awkwardly against the corner of a bar, watching the
women play pool, maybe a glass in her hands to give them something to do.
Later in the week, as we cruise the shopping malls, she exclaims over the beauty
Maybe now I look like a young sailor on shore leave, maybe now I look like an
adventure. When I step into her hallway, she stares and says, "You've cut it so
short. Now people will think you're the butch." She turns away without touching
me at ...
... other" as part of the self. I tell her: "When I was a little girl, the white men in my
home town, maybe even my father, used to do black-face, a vaudeville show S/
HE 1S9 fundraiser for some civic organization, maybe the Kiwanis 1S8 Drag
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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