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Not Your Little Lady

81 EpisodesProduced by Allison CarterWebsite

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,… read more

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COVID-19: The Story of A Survivor

July 1st, 2020


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 …

Raising Anti-Racist Kids

June 17th, 2020


On this episode Allison talks with Shannon Cofrin Gaggero, one of three facilitators for the Race Conscious Parenting Collective at Charis Books …


June 3rd, 2020


No new episode this week. Releasing it would feel like ignoring the protests and why they are being done. Instead, NYLL is participating in …

Media Literacy For All

May 20th, 2020


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. …

Rowan + Sage

May 6th, 2020


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 …

Academics in the Time of A Pandemic

April 15th, 2020


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 …

Life in the Time of Social Distancing

April 1st, 2020


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 …


March 18th, 2020


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 …


March 4th, 2020


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 …

The Union is the People

February 19th, 2020


On this episode Allison talks to Nicole McCormick, a teacher, President of the Mercer County Education Association, union member and mother to four …

Sex: Natural & Necessary

February 5th, 2020


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 …

An Update & Patreon Shoutouts

January 11th, 2020


Just a quick update on when NYLL will be back with a new episode.

Feminist Hotdog

November 22nd, 2019


Many apologies for being two days late, but this episode is well worth the wait. 

Guest Adrienne van der Valk talks with host Allison about white …

*Repost* This is Home to Us

November 6th, 2019


*Repost of previously posted episode.*

There will be no new episode, but Patreon members stay tuned to hear about what I'll be doing in my absence. This past September U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the …

VVitch Mama

October 16th, 2019


Samhain is approaching! With that in mind, Haley from VVitch Mama and the Witches of Atlanta podcast and YouTube channel comes on the show to talk about witchcraft. We discuss her journey in the craft, misconceptions …

Housing Justice League

October 2nd, 2019


We continue last episode's conversation around community and housing with guest is Alison Johnson, the executive director of the Housing Justice League and Peoplestown resident. Alison talks about the work HJL does in …

The Home Team

September 18th, 2019


On this episode host Allison talks with Camille Pendley and Laura Asherman. Pendley is the director of The Home Team Film. Asherman is co-director and director of photography for the film. 

They discuss the documentary …

How To Be A White Ally

September 4th, 2019


On this episode of NYLL guest Alyssa Karounos talks about the workshops she curated on being an ally, specifically on how to be a white ally.  We discuss how being an ally in the American South may be different from …

About Those Abortion Bills

August 21st, 2019


Now that it has been almost 4 months since Georgia's governor signed HB 481 - better known as a heartbeat bill - it seems to have faded into the background. Now there are also only 4 months until 2020 when the bill …

Miss Tex-Mex Mess

August 7th, 2019


It's always a pleasure to host other podcasters on NYLL.

This episode features comedian, writer and podcaster Mallory Denae of A Tex-Mex Mess. We chat about her podcast, how she finds humor in her traumatic experiences, …

Democratic Socialism in the South Part II

July 17th, 2019


This is the second of two episodes focusing on explaining what democratic socialism.

For this episode, Staci Swiney continues to educate listeners on the history of democratic socialism in the United States while also …

Democratic Socialism in the South

July 3rd, 2019


What is Democratic Socialism? Is it Bernie Sanders? Is it AOC? Is it more than just those two people? On this episode host Allison dives deep into the subject with Staci Swiney, a history professor and PhD. candidate …

A Dispatch From Kenya

June 19th, 2019


This week's episode is a little different and a lot shorter.

It's a story from host Allison's June 2017 trip to Kenya - in fact when this releases it …

Enough is Enough

June 5th, 2019


* Warning this episode addresses topics dealing with sexual assault. On this episode Ashley Massey talks about her work with Enough is Enough …

League of Outdoor Women

May 15th, 2019


Y'all! Summer is almost here and with its arrival, many will be heading to the outdoors to enjoy all of Earth's natural beauty. With that in mind, host Allison invited Bethany Green, Carrie Crawford and Sarah Harbin on …

Opera in Modern Times

May 1st, 2019


In March 2017 host Allison attended a performance of La Boheme at the University of North Alabama. That night Gabrielle Fuqua was a part of the cast. Now, the master's student at the University of Kentucky is this …

Hell Yeah Gluten Free!

April 17th, 2019


Alejandra Luaces is a force. The former software engineer is everything for her business, Hell Yeah Gluten Free. She's the baker, designer, photographer, social media content creator - basically, name it and she does …

Empowering Through Golf & Giving

April 3rd, 2019


Jackie Cannizzo started playing golf at a young age. On this episode, she talks about how her career in golf lead her to begin working in the …


March 23rd, 2019


Have you ever shared a podcast with a friend? If so, great job! If not, that’s ok too! 

Whichever category you fall in to be sure to participate in #ShareYourBudsSunday! When you do take a picture and slap …

Friendships for Everyone

March 20th, 2019


The older you get the harder it is to find and maintain friendships. That’s why for this episode Dr. Alysa Lucas, an Assistant Professor at Central …

21st Century Southern Jewish Woman

March 6th, 2019


Rachel Glazer is the guest on this episode. She is the Community Engagement Associate for the Institute of Southern Jewish Life which is based in Mississippi and does work throughout the Southeast.

Rachel talks about …

An Unapologetic Advocate for Justice

February 20th, 2019


Y’all ready? We’re going back to Alabama for this episode!

In 2017 news about Confederate monuments was front and center. Two things happened in that same year: Project Say Something started the campaign called Not …

My Feline Valentine

February 6th, 2019


Host Allison’s cat, Wednesday, has been her constant for more than 4 years now. Host Allison loves Wednesday more than most anything else in the world. Wednesday was the muse for this episode, My Feline Valentine. 

Life as a Circus Artist

January 23rd, 2019


Hey, hey! We’re back!    This episode features Shannon McKenna, host of The Artist Athlete podcast. McKenna tells host Allison about her path to becoming an aerial artist and what it is like working as a circus artist. …

An Ode to Love Actually

November 28th, 2018


Happy Holidays to all!

This episode is going to be a bit different than the usual. It’s shorter and there is no interviewee. Instead, host Allison …

Affrilachian Poets

November 14th, 2018


The Appalachian region consists of an area from Southern New York down through Mississippi. It is often characterized solely by poor, white …

Music is the Perfect Place

October 31st, 2018


When you hear great music you know it and that’s exactly what Faye Andrews creates.

Faye Andrews produces/DJs under the name Deku and is an activist. On this episode, she discusses her career as a producer, her work as …

Fear Momma

October 17th, 2018


Who’s ready for Halloween?! Host Allison is and that’s why for this episode she interviews Blair Bathory, hostess of Fear Haus and horror film director.

Blair, who is also known as Fear Momma to those that work with …

Tales of A Modern Nomad

October 3rd, 2018


This episode is special to host Allison because it features a long-time friend and former roommate Brittany Campbell-Gautam. Gautam is a self-described modern nomad and her life proves it.

On this episode, she talks …

Voting is Your Right

September 19th, 2018


Midterms elections in the United States are quickly approaching. That means voter registration deadlines are looming. So, what do you do to prepare for midterm election voting? Listen to Ep. 38 - Voting is Your Right.

A Southern Belle, Like A Real One

September 5th, 2018


Here for your listening pleasure - and to make you laugh - is guest Lace Larrabee. Larrabee is a comic, feminist, actor and self-described Southern Belle. 

On this episode, Larrabee talks about what it's like being a …

Any Sport Underneath the Sun

August 22nd, 2018


Football season is upon us and anyone who has lived in the American South knows that football is inescapable. Some love that and some don't, but for …

Deliver Us from Deliverance

August 8th, 2018


This is the final episode in the Summer Southern Theater series. 

On this episode, Cassandra Reyhani, who hosts the Of Myth and Mercy podcast, joins Allison to discuss the movie Deliverance. Neither had ever seen the …

Stripperologist & Gerontolartist

July 25th, 2018


Two topics that tend to be taboo in the American South are aging and sensuality especially when it comes to women. The reasons why are deeply rooted …

Evelyn's Evolution

July 11th, 2018


Take a second to think about how movies focused on the American South. Thought of one yet? It’s hard, but a quick Google search will turn up movies mostly based pre-1990’s and are about the Civil War, racism, rednecks …

The Love and Art of Teaching

June 27th, 2018


In 2018 teachers from six states made their voices heard. They rallied, went on strike and marched to bring attention to lack of funding, low pay, outdated education material and other unmet student needs. It started in …

Scarlett and Her South

June 13th, 2018


Take a second to think about how movies focused on the American South. Thought of one yet? It’s hard, but a quick Google search will turn up movies mostly based pre-1990’s and are about the Civil War, racism, rednecks …

Respecting Identities

May 30th, 2018


On the very first episode of NYLL Allison, former co-host Sarah and listeners defined the word lady. For the one-year anniversary celebration - which was about two months ago - host Allison wanted to continue that idea …

An Agent of Change

May 16th, 2018


Climate Change. That’s a phrase that has been banned by our current administration, so what does that mean to climate scientists and how does that action impact their teaching opportunities, research and the overall …

Nice and Sparkly

May 2nd, 2018


Mother’s Day is fast approaching and what better way to show a mother she is appreciated than to ask her to tell her story. With that in mind, this episode’s guest is host Allison’s momma. Her momma, Patty Carter, has …

A Pot Full of Flowers

April 18th, 2018


Now that Winter is over - or at least supposed to be…looking at you 55-degree highs in April - nature is coming back to life. Flowers are blooming. Trees are sprouting leaves and the grass is turning bright green. …

Chocolate Milk Mommies

April 4th, 2018


Breastfeeding is natural and yet there are certain stigmas associated with it. Chocolate Milk Mommies - a group based out of Birmingham, Alabama - is …

Her Permanent Hustle

March 21st, 2018


Eva Jean, co-owner of Allegory Arts, is this episode’s guest. Eva is originally from New York, but moved to Alabama with her husband and business partner, Ulyss Blair. 

On the episode, Eva talks about the hard work she …

She Brews

March 7th, 2018


Craft brewing has been booming especially in Alabama. Yet a majority of those who brew the beer are men. On this episode, Michelle Jones, co-owner of Singin’ River Brewery, comes on to speak about her experiences in …

Aunt Flo Comes to Town

February 21st, 2018


This week’s episode goes where many less evolved men won’t dare go. The menstrual cycle! 

Guest Tashina Southard talks about the service organization …

Loving in the South

February 7th, 2018


Back in September NYLL asked people not living in the South to send in questions for a Q&A episode. Most of the questions were answered. However, Ivy from The Get podcast wanted to know about interracial …

A Brief Pause

January 24th, 2018


Hey y'all! 

This episode is just an update and explanation as to why there will be no new episode release for January 24th. 

However, come February 7th the podcast will return to releasing episodes every other Wednesday.

Life as a Southern Dem

January 10th, 2018


In January of 2017 Kayla Sloan - this episode's guest - attended the Women's March in Nashville, Tennessee. That experience inspired her to take the …


December 27th, 2017


When mentioning the holiday season Southerners - and Americans in general - will automatically think about the traditions associated with Christmas …

Namaste for the Holidays

December 13th, 2017


The Holidays are filled with food, friends and family. With all those wonderful things can come stress. Never fear, we’ve got your back. 

And …

The South: A Q&A

November 29th, 2017


The South is a beautiful, complex place. It's something hard for those not from here to understand. So, on this episode Allison and guests living in …

This is Home to Us

November 15th, 2017


This past September U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the end of an Obama era executive order. That announcement changed the lives of …

She Farms

November 1st, 2017


With the holidays approaching we all start thinking about food. For this episode Allison chats with Hope Williamson about all things farming …

Lady Haints

October 18th, 2017


Who loves Halloween? Here at NYLL it’s one of the top favorites, so this week in honor of the holiday Allison chats with Debra Glass. Glass is an …

Trust Her

October 4th, 2017


This episode is a continuation from episode 13's discussion on women's reproductive rights in the South.

April Green, co-founder of the Magnolia …

Her Choice

September 20th, 2017


This week’s episode features our first returning guest. You’ll remember Liza Jane Richey from episode 10 with Chika. This time Liza Jane will share a personal account of the struggle for women in the South to have …

The Whole Woman

September 6th, 2017


Changes are afoot!

Sarah and Allison discuss the future of Not Your Little Lady. Sarah explains why she will take a step back from co-hosting the show. She goes in to detail about how a mother of three completes the …

Modern Day Abolitionist

August 23rd, 2017


This week we switch things up a bit. Allison chats solo with a modern day abolitionist, Kasmine Roach. Not only does Kasmine work as an advocate …

An Alabama Evergreen

August 9th, 2017


Alabama may be better known for its football than its rap game, but our guest Chika put the state on the map when she was described as an Alabama rapper by Billboard News. She and her friend Liza Jane come on the show …

An Even Bigger, Better Non-Traditional Family

July 26th, 2017


For this episode we talk with Sara Anderson and Heather Anderson about their non-traditional family. We discuss their journey, the struggles that come along with living in the South and how their experiences can help …

A Heart for All People

July 12th, 2017


On our 8th episode we chat with Florence City Councilwoman Kaytrina P. Simmons, the first African-American woman to represent her district and serve on Florence, Alabama's city council. We talk with Councilwoman Simmons …

Just Go Out in that Bathing Suit, Honey.

June 28th, 2017


The ladies from Basement Burlesque, a troupe based in Alabama, tell us about all things burlesque and how the troupe projects body positivity into the community through their shows. We talk about bathing suits, year …

Respecting Intersections

June 14th, 2017


Intersectionality is a term coined by Kimberle Crenshaw, an American Civil Rights advocate. Before this episode we admittedly didn't know the ins and outs of intersectionality, so we invited Tammy Rhodes -- a lifelong …

Bless Your Heart

May 31st, 2017


Southern momma's are hard to charm, but a delight once you get to know them. If you're dating her child it's inevitable you'll meet her. In this episode we won't give you many tips, but we do tell our own stories and …

Me Too

May 17th, 2017


There's a power in being vulnerable.

Dr. Andrea Hunt, assistant professor of Sociology at the University of North Alabama, goes in depth on the power …

Tequila is My Spirit Animal

May 3rd, 2017


Do you like tequila? We do! Do you know the history of Cinco de Mayo? We didn't! 

In this episode we give a light history of Cinco de Mayo and why we …

It's Kind of A Long, Complicated Story

April 19th, 2017


Krista Manchester comes on to share her story of being homeless as a teenager and how she started Room in the Inn, a homeless shelter in Northwest Alabama. We discuss specific needs of homeless women and how individuals …

What is a lady?

April 3rd, 2017


The first episode is a simple introduction to Sarah Gillis and Allison Carter. We explore how the word lady is defined by ourselves and members of our community. In our "Who's that lady (from history)?" segment Allison …

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