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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Frequently a lesbian who was " too femme ” was perceived as a woman who had
not liberated her mind or her body . In ordinary arguments with a lesbian friend or
lover , she could be dismissed - as I sometimes was — with , “ You act just like ...
Discussions of sexuality may exclude butch / butch and femme / femme pairings
as too homoerotically queer . Some of us who talk of ourselves as butch or
femme may reject identification with people like us who live at the extremes of
A cluster of femmes rated candidates one to ten on a butch scale . One butch who
professed ... A femme explained to me about pedicures , stretching out her
polished nails , hand and foot , like a luxurious cat . She and I looked down and ...
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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