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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At the senior prom, when the girls outnumbered the boys and I went with my best
friend, she and I didn't dance. But this lanky, studious woman is the first grown-up
woman, a married woman like me, venturing into sisterhood at a graduate ...
off in my own direction halfway through every dance with a lover, my attention
and my confidence failing. I reply, dubiously, hopefully, "I have so much trouble
following — perhaps I haven't had a skillful enough partner?" When you come to
I think of the dance we went to at a friend's house, the whisper about you
repeated to me, "Well, it must be a woman, it's with you. But she's wearing men's
pants and men's shoes." I don't point out to the whisperer that I am the only
woman at 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
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