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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Do I desire her because she spoke the secret out loud , because she broke
through the barrier between us ? Do I desire her because she made herself
vulnerable , showed me her wounds , a beckon to me to hold and heal her ? Do I
care for ...
We took our forbidden love for ourselves , for other girls , and shifted our desire to
something else , a sport , a hobby , a story , an object , a sensation . We took our
bright dangerous energy , the crescent horns , the blade , and hid it somewhere ...
... your thigh between mine , grinding gently . Your grip on me inexorable and
sure , my counterpoint crossing you with my hips . How you began to sweat with
desire , and the effort of working against my desire , your arms and legs 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
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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