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We’re lucky to know these ladies.

With these gals by our side, we Southern women are unstoppable. Every Southern girl needs a team of friends to support her, defend her, and bolster her towards her dreams. These women take that role in stride. Each of these distinctly Southern personalities adds something special to our lives, and when we have friends to share our days with—who also make us laugh and help us grow—the sky’s the limit.

A Blanche Deveraux
Every Southern woman needs a friend who can spin a great yarn. This friend sometimes has more experience than sense, but she encourages you to get out there, have an adventure, and giggle over the gossip later.

A Dixie Carter
When you need an opinion you can count on, call this friend. She’s sensible and straightforward, and she always tells you to listen to your heart. She reminds you that, of all the people the world tells you to listen to, your opinion is the most important of all.

A Truvy Jones
This lady has the best one-liners, period. You may even find some good advice in between the laughing-so-hard-I-can’t-breathe moments. To make you smile, she tells you things like, “Honey, time marches on and eventually you realize it is marchin' across your face.” She keeps it real—real funny, and you love her for it. (She can also teach you to make an oh-so-simple cuppa cake.)

A Viola Davis
Every girl needs a friend who just gets it, a friend who can empathize no matter the situation. This lady is the best listener you know, and with just a few well-chosen words, she has the ability to put things in perspective. This friend is as thoughtful as she is wryly funny, and she's obviously on speed dial. 

A Reese Witherspoon
This friend isn’t just a fashionista; she’s one of the most loyal of the bunch. Visits with her begin with a glass of lemonade and end with borrowing a great pair of shoes. The middle? It’s filled with so much smiling that your cheeks hurt.

A Joanna Gaines
This pal is always ready to help out. She can decorate like a pro, and she’ll be there when you need her. Anytime you need to move or refresh your apartment, she’s ready—she even has her own tool belt. She has great ideas and is always game to think outside the box.

A Ouiser Boudreaux
This friend will tell it like it is, and only how it is. Whether it’s “Get your roots done!” or “Don't try to get on my good side. I no longer have one!”, it’s true that she’s a bit of a handful, but she always has your best interests at heart. If you need someone to stand with you and scowl (but laugh a lot later), you know to pick up the phone and call this friend.