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 begin to write, but only in my journal about my dreams: A woman and I are
sitting together, talking and looking at a book. Suddenly I thrust my hands to her
genitals and push her down. I wake flushed aroused with astonishing passion.
As you begin to comply, I sit amazed in my anger at the censorship of this word.
This ugly word, an obscenity that to me has meant alienated sex at best, and at
worst, assault, rape, violence. But now this word is my word. I whisper, "You don't
I begin to cry, to be so filled by you, without the cringing and fear that once rode
inside me at this moment. You have come inside me because I have asked you to
. You begin rocking inside me. The birds are chattering, a mockingbird is floating
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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