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.

In many ways, Teri has been on the front lines of some of the most controversial issues in the country. She has published over a hundred columns in the last few years about everything from national 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. She even ran for county magistrate in 2022.

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