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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Later , at their apartment , her lover pulls clothes out of the closet to send home to
Florida with her body . She says , “ We talked about the funeral , and she wanted
her good black pants , and this purple oxford shirt . I'm not sending anything ...
But you say to me , " Your femme power is not in your clothes . ” Now I remove the
layers . I strip down to the power in the gestures of my hands , the sureness of my
step , the way I turn my head and ask a question . I know that clothes only ...
When my father died , she took me to their room , to his closet , and asked if I
wanted any of his clothes . She expected me to want something . I chose a white
cotton dress shirt , a thin black - and - red striped tie , and his summer panama
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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