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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Here I still stand , unmistakably “ feminine ” in style , and “ womanly ” in personal
experience — and unacceptably “ masculine ” in political interests and in my
dedication to writing a poetry that stretches beyond the woman ' s domain of
Later that year , when I did poetry readings in the South , I wore his clothes .
When women asked me what the hat meant , I said it made me feel powerful .
Was I cross - dressing as my father , for my mother ? I thought I was becoming a
HER WORK HAS BEEN CHOSEN FOR THE LAMONT POETRY SELECTION OF
THE ACADEMY OF AMERICAN POETS , THE AMERICAN LIBRARY
AssociATION GAY AND LESBIAN BOOK AWARD FOR LITERATURE , AND THE
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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