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 begin to write, but only in my journal about my dreams: A woman and I are
sitting together, talking and looking at a book. Suddenly I thrust my hands to her
genitals and push her down. I wake flushed aroused with astonishing passion.
We don't talk about her fear of touch as connected to her rape, about touch that is
the fist of ownership. Nor her fear of laughter on the street that sneaks up behind
her man's walk and her woman's breasts. We agree that we both seem to be ...
We don't talk about this, and we don't talk about masculinity. We just talk about
ending oppression by men. Sometimes we talk about how we both should drink
less, and then we do for a while. When I drive down to see her, I wear a blouse ...
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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