Carla is: a bookdrunkard. a 40-something with psychology and counseling degrees with post-grad work in grief/loss/trauma, sex crimes, and forensic anthropology. a woman who has lived in three haunted houses. a former freelance journalist and counselor, who is never bored. a disabled introvert who sees connections everywhere–like John Nash, only less math-y. a knitting fidget who loves horror movies with a skewed passion. Like one of her heroes, Harriet the Spy, she wants to learn everything and write in all down (more likely than not in her bullet journal). Join her (and sometimes her friends) in her strange library as she INFJs everything from unused angles. It’s going to get weird in the best way. Let’s play.
- In which Carla faces down the shame that can come from POTS’ symptoms. Other episodes about Chronic Illness: 12: Driving, Dancing, and Pizza Hut 30: A Zebra with No Spoons The Mighty.com: All About POTS by People with POTS Website: theremightbecupcakes.com Network: Braintrust Network Show Page Sponsor: Audible Facebook Page: theremightbecupcakes Facebook Group: There Might …Read More »
- In which Carla introduces a series about Vixens, a very special plantation, and ghosts in its hollow. sbc.edu Referenced reading: Mary Oliver Mary Lee Settle Molly Haskell Sally Miller Gearhart Music: Doctor Turtle, “His Last Share of the Stars” Website: theremightbecupcakes.com Network: Braintrust Network Show Page Sponsor: Audible Facebook Page: theremightbecupcakes Facebook Group: There Might …Read More »
- In which Carla lets you know where she’s been and where she’s going. Referenced reading: Written in Blood: A True Story of Murder and a Deadly 16-Year-Old Secret That Tore a Family Apart by Diane Fanning Under Cover of the Night: A True Story of Sex, Greed and Murder by Diane Fanning All That Remains …Read More »
- In which Carla furthers explores what it means to be an introvert using horror, My So-Called Life, knitting, lists (always lists), music, and John Carpenter v. Rob Zombie. Also marshmallows under the broiler. Suggested reading: Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan CainRead More »
- In which Carla and Eli Sirota discuss their own past and healing eating disorders, and the layers of stigma for men with eating disorders in seeking treatment. Suggested reading material: Wintergirls, by Laurie Halse Anderson Eli’s podcast: Blizzard the Wizard and Eli Eating Disorder Self-Screening Tool (for ages 13 and up) Eating Disorder Hotlines: US: …Read More »