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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She says, laughing, that she's lectured students for years about the oppression
implicit in the gesture of door-opening, the way that men's mannerly care
vanishes when women really need to be helped with a burden. Now, my new
affair says, ...
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
Minnie Bruce Pratt. S/HE 169 The night we met, you were first a voice in the dark
as you talked about pictures that fell down the slide projector's corridor of light,
the faces of people in your history of transgender. One was a photograph of a
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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