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 are playing at being sixteen, having forbidden sex. I feel the edge of your
teeth as you kiss my neck roughly, as you cry out, "I want to mark you, I want to." I
am panting, "Go ahead, bite me, bite me." With my hand I pull your head toward
you for her first kiss, her first everything. Of course I knew the preacher's
handsome son had a reputation for wildness, but then he said hello just to me
with a smile at the squaredance at the VFW, as the fiddle shrilled, and the grown
folks, even ...
KISSES. We climb down the stairs to your gym, a basement of grey gun-metal
machines lined up in rows, each array of equipment designed to augment a
specific segment of the body — the deltoids, the pectorals. It looks like the inside
of a ...
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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