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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We had just emerged from underground , and the city was boiling around us . We
walked fast , sideslipping through the surf of pedestrians . You said , “ Just don ' t
get in front of me . ” You told of a lover who stepped forward protectively as you ...
Outside the frame is a woman we can not see : A white woman , lying in the dirt of
her front yard , whipped into tatters for being a slut , white trash , the skirt of her
dress blowing like torn paper in the night wind . Far outside the frame is another ...
At the front gate , the questioners are still asking the gatekeepers how they can
be so sure of the boundaries of womanhood . It seems that anyone with
experience in a male body need not apply , since they would be prone 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