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Lauren Morgan Patrick is a native Southerner and the editor of Pretty Southern.com. She's on a mission to change the world. #LovetheSouth #GoDawgs Follow Lauren on Twitter

Year_of_Reckoning
January 1, 2021 Opinion

2020 was a Year of Reckoning In the last few years, I started a fun tradition with Michelle Khouri — Founder & CEO / Executive Producer at FRQNCY Media. As we wind down the past year and roll into a new one, Michelle and I catch up to discuss a theme for the coming year…. Read more »

Sup_Yall_Georgia_2020_Election_Blue_Wave
December 30, 2020 Opinion Politics

Georgia has always been a battleground state. The Revolutionary War started in Georgia when a couple of renegades broke into a powder magazine in Savannah in 1775. Less than 100 years later, in 1861, Georgia would secede from the same Union she helped to form. The Civil War would end with Sherman’s march from Atlanta… Read more »

Pretty_Southern_Atlanta_2008
August 23, 2020 Featured

Check out our first Pretty Southern script In this pandemic time when COVID has closed all the local theatres and comedy clubs, I took a virtual sketch comedy writing class with Laugh Lab. Comedian Lace Larrabee started this enterprise (check out my first standup from her inaugural class in 2017) with fellow comic and writer… Read more »

atlanta democrat women hero SHERO awards
July 30, 2020 Featured

Five dynamic women leaders from the Metro Atlanta area will be honored at the first annual SHERO Awards by the Greater Atlanta Democratic Women (GADW). Originally planned as an in-person celebration, the event will be held virtually on Friday, Aug. 28 at 7 p.m. EST. “Throughout their careers in business and government, these women leaders… Read more »

John_Lewis_Quote
July 28, 2020 Featured

Our friends at Consume Media shared this footage from John Lewis filmed at the Davis Academy in 2017. The Atlanta-based production company posted this to Instagram and thanks to founder, Leo Falkenstein, for allowing us to share it with our community here on Pretty Southern. Congressman John Lewis was a true American hero and warrior… Read more »

BLM Atlanta Protest
July 9, 2020 Opinion

Editor’s Note – a brief intro to the powerful words by Quay Bowen. We connected with Quay through a marketing group on social media. After hearing her story, we asked Quay to share her experiences with our audience here at Pretty Southern. It has been edited with her approval and based on the personal history… Read more »