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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She likes my touch , that's new for her , says butch and femme are about who
won't be touched and who likes to be touched . We don't talk about her fear of
touch as connected to her rape , about touch that is the fist of ownership . Nor her
She said , " I know what it means to be touched too much , to be a child in a
house where I could not save myself from touch . ” I answered , “ I came from a
house where I was never touched . My wound is the absence of touch . ” As we
You touched the tip of your tongue to one nipple and said , “ I'm going to kiss you
lightly , lightly , until your breasts feel ... gone numb , armor of steel , breastplate
over my heart , stomach , lungs , to save me from cutting looks , slash of touch .
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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