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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I look up and see myself fifteen years earlier, sitting in my classroom on the edge
of my desk — short hair, jeans, flannel shirt, a gold hoop in each pierced ear. In
the hall the other women teachers walked by in neat print dresses, in beige skirt ...
I haven't worn a skirt, on the streets or in the house, for almost fifteen years, since
I decided to live as a lesbian. I made an exception only for formal gay and lesbian
events: Once I wore my pink chiffon '40s tea gown; twice I wore my long black ...
Walking fast up Broadway in noon heat, on my way to meet you in the City, I'm
enjoying the cool swish of my skirt, the small oval of shade cast by my straw hat. I'
ve missed my body's sensuality I dared not show, afraid to be seen as too much
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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