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Not Your Little Lady

Author: Allison Carter

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Not Your Little Lady is a podcast featuring women living outside of the South's socially accepted norms. Listen and relate as we laugh, cry and share stories about facing obstacles and how it feels to come out on the other side. We will talk about things that piss us off, the booze we like to drink, and historical women who have made a difference. Topic experts will give advice and relay realistic steps on how to implement it in our daily lives. We’ll explore the importance of women owning their past, present and future while keeping it light and funny, like a lady will do.
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Georgia is definitely on the minds of many Americans specifically when thinking of the United States Senate.  The January 5, 2021 runoff has certainly put Georgia in the spotlight. Allison didn't want to miss out on her home state's time to shine, so on this episode Maria and Erin from Feminist Without Mystique podcast join her to chat about the runoff. They chat about Reverend Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff stance on issues as well as their opponents, why the election is important to the nation and ways you - yes, you - can volunteer to keep Georgia blue.  Listen to learn and then call all your Georgia friends to remind them to vote.  Stay until the end to hear the promo for new podcast Unjustifiable.
It's the day after one of the most important elections of many of our lifetimes and we are still in the thick of a pandemic with no end in sight. This time period is a perfect example of tough times.  This episode's guests are Ali Youngblood and Dawn Wailey. Ali is an artist and entrepreneur. Dawn is an artist and therapist. They are both members of the band Black Kids. They come on to talk about how creativity can help us in tough times, why trying something new is good and why it's ok to not create. Dawn also talks about her zines that address mental health and social issues.  Listen to learn about these amazing womxn and their careers.  The Who's that Lady (from History)? is Gerda Taro, a photojournalist. Resources: IG: @Ali.g.youngblood / @danwailey / @dcazfest Visual Aid Illustrations Magnum: Gerda Taro
The Grave Woman

The Grave Woman


It's Halloween Season, but it has also been a rough year. Many of us have lost a loved one to the pandemic or other causes. So for this episode, guest Joe'l Anthony comes on to talk about death, dying and grief.  Joe'l, also known as The Grave Woman, is a funeral director and sacred death & grief practitioner. We talk about her career in the death care industry and what it is like working in the American South. She also talks about how she has branched out into educating others on death care and the death positive movement.  The Who's that Lady (from History)? is Henrietta Duterte, the first woman to be an undertaker in the United States. Resources: The Gravewoman 
It's doubtful that any American listening to this episode has moved through life and accumulated zero medical debt. In fact Allison currently has some she's paying off.  When you can't pay off that debt it can mean many negative things for your life. This episode's guest is determined to free all Georgians from this burden. On this episode friend and guest Elizabeth Beck comes on to talk about ending medical debt for all Georgians through her RIP Medical Debt Fundraiser. Elizabeth talks about the impact medical debt has had on her life and why she wants to liberate others from the cruel burden.  The Who's that Lady (from History)? is Olive Elaine Morris. Resources: RIP Medical Debt - Georgia RIP Medical Debt Georgia Fundraising Squad BlackPast
Guest Dr. Chanequa Walker-Barnes is a womanist theologian, associate professor of Practical Theology at Mercer University and author of I Bring the Voices of My People: A Womanist Vision for Racial Reconciliation.  On the episode she talks about womanism, theology and the racial reconciliation movement as it relates to the Evangelical Church. Dr. Walker-Barnes also talks about her personal experiences, her books and what led her to ministry.  The Who's that Lady (from History)? is Emma Goldman.  Resources: Dr. Chanequa Walker-Barnes I Bring the Voices of My People  
Get Involved 2020

Get Involved 2020


Back in February 2020 before the year became a pandemic Allison went to South Carolina with three friends to canvas for Elizabeth Warren. It was her first experience doing any kind of campaign work.  In the spirit of encouraging listeners to find a candidate they love and joining their campaign Melody Oliphant, friend and campaign manager for Sara Tindall Ghazal, is this episode's guest. On the episode, we talk about all things concerning campaigning including ways to get involved, why it's important to become involved and how COVID-19 has impacted canvassing. She also talks about campaign managing for Georgia State House District 45 candidate Sara Tindall Ghazal.  The Who's that Lady (from History)? is Alice Ball.    Resources: Sara Tindall Ghazal  Twitter: @TindallSara Mobilize Voter Protection Project
An Abolitionist's Vision

An Abolitionist's Vision


Abolish the Police and Defund the Police are two phrases that have gained significant traction in the past few months. But, what exactly do they mean?  On this episode Mariah Parker, an Athens-Clarke County Commissioner and abolitionist, talks about the history of police abolition, her journey to becoming an abolitionist and her 50/10 Plan to Reimagine Public Safety budget proposal. We also talk about the difference between police abolition and defunding the police. Mariah also tells us about her own podcast, Waiting on Reparations. This episode's Who's that Lady (from History)? is Simone Weil.   Resources: Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow Angela Davis, Are Prisons Obsolete?
It has been almost six months that COVID-19 has been with us here in the United States. Yet we are still debating many things about the virus. On this episode Allison talks to Dr. Elizabeth Culatta, a medical sociologist and assistant professor in the Department of Social Sciences at Augusta University, about the socioeconomic impact of the pandemic and societal norms behind Americans' attitudes towards wearing masks. She also talks about the healthcare disparities being brought to the forefront of the conversation due to the pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement. The Who's that Lady (from History)? is Fanny Brice. Resources: Visualizing the History of Pandemics 1918 Flu Pandemic America's Forgotten Pandemic Mask Wearing Rules in 1918 COVID-19: Voices Against Stigma and Discrimination CDC Employees on Toxic Work Environment Coronavirus and Black Americans Rate of Infection CDC Data on African American Infection Rates Masculinity and Wearing a Mask Mask Wearing in Public Jill McDevitt: Sexologist The Importance of Black Doctors Does Diversity Matter for Health? Trump Administration Strips the CDC of Control of Coronavirus Data



On this episode Allison talks to Jennifer Leavey, director of the Georgia Tech Urban Honey Bee Project and member of the band Catfight! Jennifer discusses all things bees including details about GT Urban Honey Bee Project, ways researchers incorporate the study of bees into developing new technologies and the difference between native bees and honey bees. She talks about bees' Waggle dance and how hives behave. She also talks about Catfight!'s new song and her career in music. The episode's Who's that Lady (from History)? is Eliza Jane Donovan, a beekeeper. Resources: Georgia Tech Urban Honeybee Project: Facebook Instagram Website Catfight! Spotify Majority Rules Video
COVID-19 cases are on the rise again. On this episode Allison talks with Laura Delfino about COVID-19. Back at the end of March she had the virus. Laura talks about her experience with having COVID-19, the ways it impacted her life and how she copes with the unknown. We also talk about ways to deal with future uncertainties. The Who's that Lady (from History)? is Dr. Margaret Chung.
Raising Anti-Racist Kids

Raising Anti-Racist Kids


On this episode Allison talks with Shannon Cofrin Gaggero, one of three facilitators for the Race Conscious Parenting Collective at Charis Books & More in Atlanta and author of the blog A Striving Parent. Shannon shares with us her constant journey to becoming antiracist, raising kids to be the same and ways to recognize white centeredness in your family's life. We talk about the BIPOC who have taught her along her way to being antiracist. Additionally, we talk about how parents and kids can practice being antiracist in daily life. The Who's that lady (from history)? is Elaine Brown. Resources: A Striving Parent Charis Books & More Embrace Race Raising Race Conscious Children The Conscious Kid  Mamademics Parenting is Political 



No new episode this week. Releasing it would feel like ignoring the protests and why they are being done. Instead, NYLL is participating in the #PodcastBlackout started by Cult 45: The Movie Podcast. NYLL stands in solidarity with the protesters against police brutality and racism. So, to honor and remember the black men, women, children and transwomen who have been slain by the police or victims of hate crimes we say their names. 
Media Literacy For All

Media Literacy For All


On this episode Allison talks to Jimmeka Anderson, founder and executive chair of the Charlotte, North Carolina based non-profit I AM not the MEdia. They talk about the non-profit's goals, the buzzword fake news and why media literacy is important in the American South. Jimmeka discusses how the same material she uses to teach teens can be used to teach media literacy to adults. They also talk about how to identify credible versus non-credible news sources. The Who's that Lady (from History)? is Ida Minerva Tarbell, an investigative journalist. Resources:  Website: I AM not the MEdia IG: @iamnotthemedia Twitter: @iamnotthemedia , @jimmekaanderson Promo: Tender Bloodsport  
Rowan + Sage

Rowan + Sage


Rowan + Sage owner Sarah Corbett talks with Allison about her small-batch apothecary. Sarah shares her journey to becoming a clinical herbalist and how she uses education and advocacy in her profession. They discuss the difference between being a clinical herbalist and a medical doctor. Additionally, Sarah talks about wild crafting, women's health and humanity's realtionship with plants. The Who's that Lady (from History)? is Sanapia, a Comanche medicine woman.  Promos for Tender Bloodsport and Counter Programming.
It's another episode on the pandemic, but let's be honest there's not much else on our minds. This episode Allison talks with Eli Peyton, a teacher at DeKalb Path Academy. Eli gives listeners a first-hand account of a teacher's perspective concerning online learning. We talk about the impact the pandemic is having on students, parents and teachers. Plus she gives tips on how to best survive homeschooling kids. Additionally, teachers and a student from the American South share their perspectives and send out messages to their students, classmates or teachers.  The Who's that Lady (from History)? is Alice Hamilton, an occupational epidemiologist. 
Life as we know it has dramatically changed. Societies around the world are being asked to stay home and away from other people.  The view from Allison's window remains the same each day and as an introverted extrovert she can't fight the curiosity of what this is like for others. In an effort to make everyone feel less alone Allison invited her roommate Josie and some listeners to share their social distancing stories. The stories range from a Southerner living in France to a flight attendant.  There's a special section with advice from Dr. Alysa Lucas, of the Best Forevers Podcast, on maintaining friendships while social distancing.  Donation and Finance Resources: United States Bartenders Guild Women Photograph Format (Photographer Aid) Mental Health Resources: Taking Care of Your Mental Health in the Face of Uncertainty Virus Anxiety Podcasts: Haunted Happenstance, Words Unspoken: The Hills Podcast



This episode features Alexandra Pajak, a composer and former worker with Correctional Mental Health Care Facilities in Georgia. We discuss her journey to becoming a composer, her time working within the prison system and how she blends music with science. Specifically, she talks about her new album, Mind/Electric, which is an auditory exploration of mental illnesses. The Who's that Lady (from History)? is Margaret Bonds, a composer.  Listen to Alexandra's album on Spotify or Amazon. Follow her on IG @mind_electric_album



Reparations. How much does the general public know about this topic?  On this episode, Allison talks with Dr. Ashley D. Farmer, an Associate Professor in the Departments of History and African and Africa Diaspora at the University of Texas at Austin. She is also the author of Remaking Black Power: How Black Women Transformed an Era. Dr. Farmer educates Allison and listeners about the history of reparations from the original promise of 40 acres & a mule to current conversations. She focuses especially on the importance of Callie House and Audley "Queenmother" Moore in furthering the fight for reparations. Dr. Farmer also discusses the impact reparations would have on lives of Black women. The Who's that Lady (from History)? is Alice Allison Dunnigan, the first African-American White House Correspondent. Resources: Remaking Black Power: How Black Women Transformed an Era Palimpsest: A Journal on Women, Gender, and the Black International The Black Woman Who Launched the Modern Fight for Reparations
On this episode Allison talks to Nicole McCormick, a teacher, President of the Mercer County Education Association, union member and mother to four children.   Nicole talks about her experiences being a union member, a little history about unions in West Virginia and why unions are important. She also talks about her experience being a part of the 2018 West Virginia teacher's strike.    The Who's that Lady (from History)? is Velma Hopkins, an organizer for the Civil Rights and Labor movements.
It's been a while, but NYLL is back!   To start off the third season Dr. Lauren Crigler talks with host Allison about being a pain with sex therapist in the American South. They discuss all things sex including education, taboo topics and how to create a sex positive household in this region.    The Who's that Lady (from History)? is Virginia Johnson, a sexologist.   Resources for Dr. Lauren Crigler:  Instagram: @drlaurencrigler Facebook: Dr. Lauren Crigler Website
Comments (10)

Millie Holliday

I know it's not a fun subject but I'd love to hear an episode on domestic violence. I'm a victim, myself and have worked with homeless people in Northeast TN ♥️

Jun 8th
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Zijustic Love

I really hope you find your peace,and don't let other people shit become your shit .

Apr 9th

Jen LaRose

Please consider how many times you say the word "like". Very difficult to listen to this host's speech cadence.

Feb 19th
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Judy Matlock

I have a very articulate friend who is a natural educator. He is a transplant from California, and he now lives in North East Texas, where grew up and still live. I agree with everything she is saying, and Frank has been saying this about the people here as a whole, nit just women. Sometimes he forgets that he has Facebook friends who are white when he becomes perturbed with the mindset of white America in the South. I have at times been almost offended, because he is dead on with his perception, and I guess I'm afraid that he can see my ingrained racist. I don't want to be that person and I don't want to make excuses that other people might find to be a cop out for bullshit behavior. I try to be more evolved that my for sisters, but I don't know if I am. She makes me think...I sent the pod to Frank.

Jan 20th
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Mara Ventura

GREAT episode!

Nov 20th
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