Full website: www.tericarter.net
I’m an accidental columnist.
Before October 2016, I never imagined I’d write about politics, and I certainly never planned to have a newspaper column. But then the Access Hollywood tape came out, we elected Donald Trump president, and almost a hundred columns later, here I am.
I don’t write OpEds. I write personal essays that put a face on the topic of the day, an attempt to connect what’s happening in the government (national/regional/local) to our real lives, to our common humanity. When people ask how I can do this kind of work in the current environment, especially while living in a deep red state, there is one answer: I am an optimist, still.
Writing about politics has led me to a new love: teaching. I have an MFA in creative writing, and these days you can find me in the classroom at The Carnegie Center in Lexington, KY.
I’m currently working on a memoir about being both a stepchild and a stepmother.
(Oh, and I love dogs, and I don’t altogether trust folks who don’t. Just sayin’.)