That's What She Said

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 (...
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Melissa Carter: Facebook oversharing crosses lines

OK. Enough is enough people. Some of you on Facebook have lost your damn minds. While scrolling on my Facebook feed recently, I saw a picture of an open casket. That’s right, someone decided the perfect time...