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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PINK. DRESS. When we were eight, she was the bold one whose foot I followed,
branch to branch, up the sweetgum tree, up into the purple-black spicy leaves. Or
her bare feet, cal- lused as boots at the end of the summer, would move ...
When you say, "There is a pink glow of light on the horizon outside my window. I
am remembering the nights I fucked you deep and slow until the sky was just this
color," then it is me you are holding so tenderly. We rise at dawn from our bed ...
Here are the pink pearl screw-on earbobs, older than me, nubbly as nipples; she
wore those with her tailored rose- pink suit. Such tiny earrings for such a big
woman. Nowadays she says to me, "I wear clothes that most women wouldn't.
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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