Melissa Carter

Melissa Carter: On letting go and remembering to play

Have you ever realized just how much we adults have been separated from our childhoods? I’m not talking about our more mature bodies, it’s more about our minds and how we automatically react to the world around...
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 ...

Melissa Carter leaves B98.5FM morning show

Longtime Atlanta radio DJ Melissa Carter, the first openly gay morning radio host in Atlanta, is no longer on the air with B98.5FM's morning show. Carter, a longtime Georgia Voice columnist, leaves the show aft...
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...
Melissa Carter

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...