Hi, I’m Carla. I’m a 45-year-old disabled writer. I live on a mountain in the Appalachian range, in the section known as the Blue Ridge in the state of Virginia, right on the edge of the George Washington National Forest. The latter makes the Missing 411 phenomenon extra spooky.
I created and write the website for the comedy history website The Dollop: thedollop.net.
The official (read: written by me, I’m the only one here) podcast description for There Might Be Cupcakes gives a lot of information about my shenanigans here:
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 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.
I release episodes about once a week; I hope to eventually have two episodes per week, as my health allows. I post a website entry for each episode, with more information, photographs, and suggested reading for that particular episode, and the available stream and downloadable MP3 for that episode. I will post additional posts from my Instagram, my Pinterest, and from anything topical that catches my interest and I think might interest you throughout each week.
All social media links: Come hang out and say hi!
My disabilities are Ehlers-Danlos, Hypermobility Type, POTS (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome), and fibromyalgia. Basically, the collagen in all twelve systems of my body is damaged, everything hurts all the time, and my blood pressure is not stable with a sudden change in posture (hard sneeze, laughing, standing up). My body is my frenemy.
How to subscribe:
- Straight from my host: Podbean
- Apple Podcasts
- RSS from this site: the feed of the Podcast Episodes category
- Google Play
Finally…why cupcakes? My friend, Greg Behrendt, has a comedy routine about how he would do unpleasant things for cake, and that anywhere you go, there might be cake. Well, cupcakes are all that and more: portable, equal, fancier…and so much more. The title represents sharing, hope, whimsy…and here’s Greg’s routine. Enjoy, and always remember there might be cupcakes.
Need to contact me? Easy peasy: email@example.com
I am in the process of setting up a P. O. Box, and will put that address here as well.
How to support me and the podcast:
- Simply click through here and shop at Amazon as you normally would–this helps me at no cost to you
- Become a patron at Podbean, my host,
- or at Patreon
- Sign up for a thirty-day free trial at Audible, the splendiferous audiobook subscription service and store, and receive a free book to keep as your own
- Buy me an ebook from my wishlist (or something else)
And thank you immensely! I love my listeners, every one. Just your lending me your ears every week makes me so very happy, more than I can express.
colophon: All content in podcast and on website not held in copyright by others copyright 2017 Carla Pettigrew Hufstedler. All rights reserved.