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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He wants to get his hands on me, then writes: But maybe I should rephrase.. .
rape you. He thinks we will have handsome children and tells me: You can take
care of them by yourself. In our daily life together since we married, he has
The way my lover wakes up screaming from a nightmare, as a man opens his
knife again to rape her. I did not tell the audience that my lover, and the woman
who painted the pictures, and I who organized the conference, went to town one
She said, "But the women showed us our wounds, the postures of servility, the
reproduction of rape and violence that must be ended." She said, "I know what it
means to be touched too much, to be a child in a house where I could not save ...
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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