Melissa Carter

Melissa Carter: Marking a life-changing anniversary

This week marks the 15th anniversary of my kidney transplant. 15 years, if you can believe it. It’s not that I don’t think about the transplant on each anniversary — and every single day for that matter — but t...
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Melissa Carter: Speak out on sexual assault

The issue of sexual assault has been top of mind in newsrooms across the country in the last few weeks. Currently about 60 people have come out to talk about their abuse at the hands of Hollywood mogul Harvey W...
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Melissa Carter: Halloween candy hijinks

I admit October is my favorite month of the year. With it comes my son's birthday, Atlanta Pride and, of course, the greatest holiday of the year ... Halloween! But as you go out to get candy for the little tri...
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Melissa Carter: When a quick errand turns awkward

I am a fan of the idea that we should embrace ourselves for all we have to offer, no matter how different those traits are. However, I wish the rest of the world would learn to accept us as we are too.I wan...
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Melissa Carter: Sticker shock and healthcare woes

We all have suffered through quite a few years of both successful and unsuccessful healthcare reform debate, but have you ever been without insurance and felt the real effects? I didn't until a recent sales sli...
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Melissa Carter: A note from the past resonates today

When I first saw the list I had written, I didn’t think much about it. It wasn’t until I saw when I wrote that list that I teared a little.Everyone has their weakness when it comes to housekeeping. For some...
Georgia Voice columnist Melissa Carter

Melissa Carter: Tunes to get through big life changes

My contract has officially come to an end with my previous radio station and I am now free to pursue other professional ventures. As exciting as that should be, I’m afraid I am a creature of habit and have to d...
Georgia Voice columnist Melissa Carter

Melissa Carter: No more whispers, son

My beautiful boy,You may never know me as a radio personality, but others will constantly tell you of what I used to do for a living, how my job is the way your other mother and I met and how I shared your ...
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Melissa Carter: Saying goodbye to Sully

“Go tell Sully bye,” I instructed Mr. Carter.Sully could barely hold her head up, so Mr. Carter squatted until they were eye-to-eye and told her goodbye while waving at her. Katie Jo and I teared at the mom...
Georgia Voice columnist Melissa Carter

Melissa Carter: Learning lessons from Mr. Carter

My son is my light, leading the way to my being the person I want – and maybe always intended – to be. Mr. Carter also inspires me in ways I never see coming.When I reached puberty and realized I was a lesb...
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Melissa Carter: Giving back and risking jail time

It has been awhile since I’ve been in a car accident, but it’s what was in my backseat at the time that almost landed me in jail.We recently had a silent auction at work to raise money for a local charity (...