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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One answer for many was to deny the deep fear in the larger culture , and
therefore within ourselves , about sex and gender fluidity . The fear can take
different forms . The classified sections of gay and lesbian newspapers still run
We don't talk about her fear of touch as connected to her rape , about touch that is
the fist of ownership . Nor her fear of laughter on the street that sneaks up behind
her man's walk and her woman's breasts . We agree that we both seem to be ...
Why give me your fears about what some man could do to me as a woman ? I say
, “ I don't think I'll come here alone . Too many cars passing , always someone
watching to see if this time he can get away with it . ” I don't tell you how I watched
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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