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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CLOSED DOOR he says , laughing , that she's lectured students for years about
the oppression implicit in the gesture of door - opening , the way that men's
mannerly care vanishes when women really need to be helped with a burden .
Everyone always turned around to see who was coming in when the door
opened . Everyone knew about the second exit in the dance room , double doors
onto the street just in case of a raid , which never came while I was there . You
Maybe the other was jeered as “ Sapphire , ” or always called out of her name
into that of another dark woman . Each with her own story of the rooms she grew
up in , and the women she watched cook or clean or go out the door to work
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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