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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In the grainy black-and-white video, a young dyke, with a face smooth as an
eggshell, smears lather on her cheeks and neck, draws a razor across her face
and throat. She talks to the audience: "I asked a girl to marry me, and she said, '
Her vaporous dyed-blonde hair blew in my face. I grasped her soft white forearms
, her muscled soft upper arms. Her neck ridged with muscles, metal bands, as
she held me down. She was stronger than me; I hadn't known that. Not a word ...
She spreads the pages open on the kitchen table to show me a cartoon with
three parts: A "Black Face" of a goofy white man in a bow tie, ears sticking out, his
face blacked, his teeth white in a big grin. A "Girl Face" of someone with frizzed ...
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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