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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When I was engaged to be married to a man, the local paper published an
announcement and a picture of me, groomed and womanly, ready to be a wife. Of
those of us gathered at our queer reunion, there was no public record in our town
We have cherry pie and coffee. A white woman stockbroker complains about
quotas, a white housewife says that smiling at her husband feels like slavery, two
women make jokes about queers. Two Black women who work for the county say
The next day, panting on the back porch as the garden parched brown in the sun,
I said, "Was that the difference between lesbian sex and queer sex? Your hand
rucked my mouth, but in queer sex my mouth would have held the head of your ...
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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