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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I found a photograph of us when we were three , in front of an old farmhouse .
She smiles behind me , diffident in a dress , dark hair pulled back in a barrette ,
legs bare , feet sandaled . I'm moving ahead of her , a rubber doll - baby gripped
Only later do I wonder about the connection between her contradictory
accusations and the amphetamines and marijuana in her bedside drawer . In the
meantime , I'm often ashamed when she kisses me in front of others . Awkwardly ,
we try ...
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 ...
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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