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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... seem to be femme , and I lie beside her wishing I was as clear about sexuality ,
maleness , and femaleness as that femme with the whip seemed to be . On
Saturday we walk in sweltering heat from dyke home 39 Steam Heat Rock
nblue trickle of spring water is w ROCK t first glance she looks like a pile of rocks ,
a landslide . Then I see that her massive back and thighs are stone , and that the
legs . I can't see her face , turned away in shame , in despair . Every day I sit on ...
If I had sent you a photograph of myself then , it would have been the white
flowers of jimsonweed , almost angel trumpets , open at dusk in a waste place ,
against the cement rubble of a city block , or on limestone rocks jumbled by the
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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