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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In the car I tell you about the motorcycle rider, how I was afraid, and you confess
your panic. For a moment you lost sight of me in my pink shirt. You went out to the
road, still couldn't see me, and began to run. You knew I had been dragged into ...
I've been telling you a story about Radclyffe Hall, who like you led a life across,
between, sex and gender. But unlike you, she was a wealthy woman when she
dressed in men's clothes and was called John by those who loved her most.
I tell them about my masculine first girlfriend when I was five, my feminine first
husband when I was twenty. I tell of standing as a girl at doors marked White and
Colored, and not knowing what that meant until long after. The long blindfolded ...
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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