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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Everyone — from the male lawyer who handled the divorce to my handful of
lesbian friends — wanted to know : Had I ever had these feelings before ? When
had I realized I was “ different ” ? When had I started to " change ” ? And the state
Often a lesbian considered " too butch ” was assumed to be , at least in part , a
male chauvinist . She might get thrown out of her lesbian collective for this , or
refused admittance to a lesbian bar . Frequently a lesbian who was " too femme ”
I am definitively lesbian to myself , but not in a way recognizable to a
heterosexual world that assumes lesbians to be " mannish . ” Unless I announce
myself to be lesbian , which I do often — in my classroom , at poetry readings , to
curious taxi ...
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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