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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With hair this short, in jeans and T-shirt, I've been called "Sir" once or twice by
those who easily ignored my breasts. Maybe now I look like a young sailor on
shore leave, maybe now I look like an adventure. When I step into her hallway,
I look up and see myself fifteen years earlier, sitting in my classroom on the edge
of my desk — short hair, jeans, flannel shirt, a gold hoop in each pierced ear. In
the hall the other women teachers walked by in neat print dresses, in beige skirt ...
Another is a tall skinny woman in jeans, with a soft voice and self-deprecating
manner, with small breasts under her wind- breaker, a woman born male who
now lives every day as a woman, a white transsexual lesbian who is taking us 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
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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