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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Except, I tell you, there was another story written by the same woman, about an
old woman with a magic porridge pot that cooked at her command. You say, "I
read that story too!" One day a little girl, who had been secretly listening, got hold
Three women, except two of us have just narrated their stories to the seminar I'm
teaching, the story of a metamorphosis older than Ovid, the ancient
transformation of male into female. The students were not satisfied with
The stories, the terrible stories, different and yet like the stories I've heard women
tell for years. Each of us coming to womanhood from inside the living of our own
stories. I stand on the sandy road that runs between the two encampments, ...
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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