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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I wonder what kind of woman I would be past these boundaries. Maybe someone
naked in a silk robe, the contours of my body shifting as fluid as the fabric, skin
flexible as silk. How much of a man would I be, how much of a woman? If I could
Minnie Bruce Pratt. She lets you go back with me to a cubicle behind a sliding
green curtain. I sit on the gurney, barefoot, naked from the waist up under a flimsy
paper gown. I've burned myself badly, hurriedly ironing a dress while I was naked
The men and women are casually at work at a cluttered desk, lounging at home
in bed, sitting astride a motorbike. Some are naked and some are clothed. The
artist has photographed himself naked in chiaroscuro, half light, half shadow.
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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