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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Last night I'd wished for my hat when I was walking a side street and a van pulled
up beside me. The driver was someone who thought one glance at a skirt
allowed him to own what's under it. He cruised by slowly, making kissing sounds.
The femme lesbian sexually harassed on the street because she wouldn't smile
when a man asked her to. The pre-op transsexual woman who lost custody of the
children she had fathered, who said over and over, "My babies." The women ...
The streets still run wet from a thunderstorm that rocked the stage just before the
brass walls fell clanging down, and Medea stretched out her bloody hands,
defiant murderer of her children. I want to joke that she was then what 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