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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... ready to be a wife . Of those of us gathered at our queer reunion , there was no
public record in our town — no note in the weekly chat column from Greenpond
or Six Mile - of those we had loved faithfully for five years , ten years , the children
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 , “ You ' ll have to start talking ...
With you in a suit and tie , me in a gossamer dress , we stand out like we ' re
holding up a sign that says Support Queer Rights . Sure enough , as we step off
the curb , a man behind us yells drunkenly in my ear , “ Hey , they ' re lesbians !
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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