About Me

Full website:  www.tericarter.net

Teri Carter writes about family, rural life, and politics for publications like The Washington Post, The New York Times, the Lexington Herald Leader, and The Daily Yonder.

Teri lives in Anderson County, Kentucky and, in many ways, has been on the front lines of some of the most controversial issues in the country. She’s published over a hundred columns in the lasts few years about everything from the Trump years to local government, teachers’ rights, gun violence, immigration, abortion, COVID-19, what’s taught in schools, women’s rights, the dangers of toxic masculinity, and why intentional pockets of kindness still matter.

And now Teri, an outspoken Democrat, is running in the Republican primary for county magistrate. There are four people in the race and she is the only woman.

Teri has a BA in English from the University of Minnesota, an MFA in nonfiction writing from San Jose State, and is working on a memoir about stepfamilies.