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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No one asked : How many ways can the body ' s sex vary by chromosomes ,
hormones , genitals ? How many ways can gender expression multiply - between
home and work , at the computer and when you kiss someone , in your dreams
Perhaps I could find someone else there , or perhaps be found . On summer
mornings , lying very still in bed , I closed my eyes , and waited for someone to
touch me . Hours dreaming someone stern , determined , almost rough , who
You don ' t belong here . ” She is speaking to someone who she has selected as
transsexual because of the slogan on her T - shirt . You turn to the angry woman
and ask quietly , “ What about me ? Do I have male energy ? Am I a woman or a ...
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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