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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PINK DRESS Then we were eight , she was the bold one whose foot I followed ,
branch to branch , up the sweetgum tree , up into the purple - black spicy leaves .
Or her bare feet , callused as boots at the end of the summer , would move ...
Maybe this would be the safe way to dress as a woman on my own , without a
man , no calling attention to myself as sexual prey . Maybe men would leave me
alone and other lesbians would say hello . Curious to have to dress less " like a ...
The woman to my left says , “ I haven ' t worn a dress in twenty years . What do
you mean , you ' ve learned to flirt your skirts ? ” She is sophisticated and
powerful in cream silk slacks and shirt . The woman to my right says , “ Honey , I '
d like to ...
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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