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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And the state of North Carolina , where I was living , certainly wanted to know :
Did I understand that I could not be both a mother — a good woman — and also
a lesbian — a perverted woman ? To answer their questions and my own , I did ...
And my best girlfriend from high school , who'd also grown up to be a lesbian and
a mother . My first boyfriend , who'd turned out to be a gay man so sweet I
remembered why I wanted to be his girl . And another gay man who still lived in
How to negotiate the metaphors of blade , flesh , communion ; mother , father ,
children ; maleness , femaleness , domination , submission . Are my son and this
woman our children ? Are they the parents of the others ? Am I everyone's mother
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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