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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( And hate yourself enough to almost leave your body . ) The two of us ... Survived
to grow up to be women for whom the word woman did not adequately describe
the twists and turns our bodies , our lives , took through sex and gender ? No one
I wear my body as awkwardly as I do my clothes , the handmade dresses my
mother still sends me , the jeans and cast - off shirts from my husband . I decided
in my teens I would be mind , not body , I would not let my girl's body trap me .
I tell her of the nights I've wanted to howl , bereft of my body . Why did it take me
so long to know what I desired ? Fumes of alcohol in a claustrophic house . I was
a girl saturated with numbness . Outside was the only safe place to be . The only
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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