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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Her skin , dry from months of chemotherapy , crumbles under my touch like dead
leaves . She is sore everywhere . The wound in her belly is blood - rose - red
against her dark skin . I rub her back which hurts all the time . I rub her feet until
Your starched shirt rasps my skin , friction of thin cotton . Your breath quickens as
you bend to bear me away . Your left arm curves across my shoulder and throat .
My face flushes , almost a hot flash , the shadow of an old blush . I let myself ...
Those with white skin had almost enough proof without a single piece of paper .
For those with dark skin , often no number of documents was sufficient . I got my
driver's license on my sixteenth birthday ; it was so easy . The examiners saw ...
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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