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...