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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But my occupation now is that of teacher , work suitably feminine for a woman as
long as I don't tell my students I'm a lesbian — a sexuality thought too aggressive
and “ masculine ” to fit with my “ femininity . ” I am definitively lesbian to myself ...
But she reminds me more of myself as a young bride , when with my husband , I
entered , unwitting , the home I thought of as ours . When I crossed that threshold
, I entered a house whose foundation depended on my docile hands , my laying ...
I low main ways can our gender expressions multiply? What is our d□am of who
we want to be? This groundbreaking collection provokes us to consider the
emerging thought of transgender liberation, with ideas as alive as flesh and
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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