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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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'dlikc to see you
Nowadays she says to me, "I wear clothes that most women wouldn't." She
means her extra-large sturdy men's nightshirts, her sensible shoes. But she
always dressed me like a girl, knitted my sweaters, sewed all my clothes. My
favorite dress ...
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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