South Fulton, Georgia & Mother Monster
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NOTE: May is Mental Health Awareness Month:

According to Women’s Health.Gov:

Good mental health is essential to overall well-being. More than 1 in 5 women in the United States experienced a mental health condition in the past year, such as depression or anxiety.1 Many mental health conditions, such as depression and bipolar disorder, affect more women than men or affect women in different ways from men.2,3 Most serious mental health conditions cannot be cured. But they can be treated, so you can get better and live well.4

On to the show!

Debbie Jo throws everyone a curveball this week and covers not one woman, not two women... but an entire town outside of Atlanta, Georgia which is being predominantly governed by badass African American women. The town is South Fulton, Georgia, which hasn't even officially been a town for but a couple of years. The women aren't hired just because they're women; these are well educated, credentialed, and experienced women who all happen to have been voted into or hired into offices of the local government. They are doing some breakthrough things in the court system of South Fulton, too, so you'll definitely want to hear about this place and keep your eye on it for future outcomes.

Kelly follows the town of South Fulton with everything you might think you already know about none other than Lady Gaga AKA Mother Monster. Kelly didn't fall in love with Lady Gaga in the same timeframe or for the same reason that most people have -- her music. Kelly discovered Lady Gaga as a person, as well as her persona when Kelly watched her Netflix Original documentary, Gaga: Five Foot Two. Kelly talks about all that Lady Gaga has survived and overcome (especially in regard to mental and physical health and wellness) to get where she is today in her career and her life. Spoiler alert: There is no magic button or pill to make your dreams come true, Y'All. Ya gotta work for it. She certainly does.

Boop merch is officially available at our Teespring store: 

https://teespring.com/stores/a-non-mom-happy-hour

Sources:

https://www.cityofsouthfultonga.gov/2542/Chief-Judge-Tiffany-Sellers https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Fulton,_Georgia https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/22/us/south-fulton-georgia-women-leaders-trnd/index.html https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2018/08/03/an-innovative-approach-to-criminal-justice-reform-put-black-women-in-charge/?utm_term=.28552e455682 https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/black-women-deliver-justice-southern-city-their-own-way-n924116 https://www.womenshealth.gov/mental-health https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lady_Gaga https://www.teenvogue.com/story/lady-gaga-interview-depression-anxiety https://www.teenvogue.com/story/lady-gaga-sexual-assault-the-hunting-ground https://www.hopetocope.com/lady-gaga-and-her-triumph-over-depression-and-loneliness/ https://www.timestalks.com/about-us/?_ga=2.223298328.264476940.1557510750-669230442.1557510750 https://www.hopetocope.com/lady-gaga-and-her-triumph-over-depression-and-loneliness/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_awards_and_nominations_received_by_Lady_Gaga

 

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