That's What She Said

Georgia Voice columnist Melissa Carter

Melissa Carter: We weren’t ready for it

"We weren’t ready for it."Those were the words offered to me by a close friend after the election. Her point was that since 53 percent of white women, 6 percent of black women, and 32 percent of Latinas vot...
Georgia Voice columnist Melissa Carter

Melissa Carter: Why Millie Pete really left Atlanta

“I bet that you miss that little boy.”That was said more than once to my mother while attending my aunt’s funeral. Millie Pete’s sister passed on Halloween and we were in Kentucky a few days later celebrati...
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Melissa Carter: My cursing Mini-Me

Ever have a kid embarrass you or someone you know in public? One of my favorite such stories comes from a former colleague, whose son was just a few years old when they went to see a movie at a local theater. A...
Georgia Voice columnist Melissa Carter

Melissa Carter: Real talk on traveling with sex toys

It’s time for some real talk. We are all adults here, and there seems to be an error in judgment that needs to be addressed. Especially if you plan on traveling during the holidays and intend on taking everythi...
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Melissa Carter: Alarmed by my bra

You alarm system won’t work without an upgrade.I received that notice from my alarm company. Then received it again. And yet another time, much like other offers that come my way. I currently find myself gr...
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Melissa Carter: Drag queens run the world

It’s been a good few weeks for drag queens. Not that every day is not fabulous for these divas, but apart from regular clips from summer Pride parades and fundraisers we have seen on television and online, I ha...
Georgia Voice columnist Melissa Carter

Melissa Carter: Job well done, Coach Summitt

"Whatever it is that you desire to do in life, have the courage and the commitment to do it, and to do it to your absolute best." -Pat SummittI lost one of my heroes recently in the death of Pat Head Summit...
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Melissa Carter: Hope—find it, use it

You have struggled these past couple of weeks with how to react to the Pulse shootings in Orlando, but how have you inspired the world to feel about it?I was recently asked to speak at the Coca-Cola headqua...
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Melissa Carter: Stonewall-sized expectations

If you’re gay you’ve certainly heard of the Stonewall riots, but have you actually ever been to the bar where it took place? I have and it was nothing like what I expected.I wasn’t born when those demonstra...