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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The girl in the kitchen door, head tilted and hand raised in her own already
habitual gesture. Each girl with her own thoughts as she walked to school in the
dress she chose or the dress she hated, being watched or ignored through
She spreads the pages open on the kitchen table to show me a cartoon with
three parts: A "Black Face" of a goofy white man in a bow tie, ears sticking out, his
face blacked, his teeth white in a big grin. A "Girl Face" of someone with frizzed ...
As I set them aside, my son begins to try on earrings. He screws on a pair of white
pearl and blue stone. He gets up to tilt his head this way and that in the kitchen
mirror. Dissatisfied, he takes them off, and clips on gaudy green glass and rhine-
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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