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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But kneeling between her legs , my tongue about to part her wiry pubic hair , I
saw with horror that she was sewn closed , her labia crisscrossed in blood by
dark metal threads . I found a photograph of us when we were three , in front of
an old ...
Her big feet , size twelve at least , loom in my - hands , with pale sole and arch ,
darker instep and ankle . Her skin , dry from months of ... The wound in her belly
is blood - rose - red against her dark skin . I rub her back which hurts all the time .
In the summer , in karate class , the instructor blindfolded me : a street - fighting
exercise , strike out as soon as touched in a dark alley . Seconds passed until his
arms hugged me like an iron hoop . Then my right foot kicked back quick into his
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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