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Here's where I share articles, ideas, meaningful conversations, and actionable tips to help you live a life of creative freedom. And of course, ruminations on all things Appalachian!

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I’m Carla, and I’m so happy you’re here. I love having this personal medium to share stories, creativity, and other important things. I hope you find inspiration as you listen and read along!

Here are some of my faves…

PODCAST: My Culture Is Not Your Costume,
Appalachia Edition

PODCAST: Blurred Lines: Flatfooting & Clogging
& Bluegrass & Old-Time

BLOG: Appalachian Clogging and Flatfooting and Buck Dance, oh my!

BLOG: Hoe cakes, Bee Songs, and Play Pretties…

BLOG: Best Shoes for Appalachian Flatfooting & Clogging

Latest Episodes of What Dreamers Do Podcast

On Traveling With the Band in Europe Welcome back for season two of What Dreamers Do! I kick this episode off by recapping my summer travels with the band, sharing some fun and memorable moments from the UK, Ireland, Serbia, and Greece, and my takeaways about the insights we can gain from traveling. (Including my […]

The Posh Tea Tour

Gratitude is something we often talk about in November in the US, but I truly believe it’s important to cultivate all through the year. In this episode, I tell some stories about how growing up in Appalachia and also my experiences interacting with people from other cultures have shaped my ideas about abundance, lack, and […]

On Gratitude (and Hot Baths)

An Interview with Feminist Scottish Musician Rosie Bans In this juicy interview, we chat with Singer/Songwriter/Producer Rosie Bans, who writes, performs, ad collaborates with other artists and activists to create change for women and other marginalized groups, AND has an innovative support group and course for songwriters who want to give their creativity and motivation […]

Be Radical, Make Music:

An Excerpt from the Cornbread & Tortillas Folk Opera This is part of my meandering summer episode series, which don’t necessarily come out each Thursday, but rather when inspiration strikes. I might be in a cool café in London or an East Kentucky Holler when I record, or maybe just in my cozy living room drinking a […]

What My Granny Taught Me:

An Interview with Writer/Yogi Kelli Hansel Haywood Appalachian Author/Yogi Kelli Hansel Haywood’s life and practice is firmly rooted in the soil of her native East Kentucky. In this interview, she speaks about home, art, motherhood, healing, and her artistic processes.  Some of the things we talk about include: The way her knowledge of her kin […]

Sacred Catharsis:

A Musical Interview with Cari Norris I’m releasing this interview with Kentucky musician/artist/icon Cari Anna Norris, recorded in the summer of 2021. As Kentucky mourns her passing this week, I wanted to honor her memory with this sweet interview I conducted as part of my dance project, the Kentucky Tour de Dance. She tells us […]

Her Native Language:

Why is it that we don’t always make time for doing the things we love? And then when we finally do them (and feel great) we wonder why in the world we waited so long? In this podcast, I muse about why that might be the case, and argue for why we should all be prioritizing […]

Your Creative Permission Slip

Tips & Inspiration for Your Creative Life This quick episode is allll about giving you a sneak preview of the amazing creators and tips inside my free e-book, How To Live Your Most Creative Life. I put this together to inspire you, help you break through blocks and stuck places, and get a little motivation […]

Your Creativity Playbook:

An Interview with Priestess Deepshikha Sairam How moving beyond fear and connecting with your intuition helps every area of your life. Are you someone who is drawn to growth, transformation, and living your most authentic, soulful life? If so, you’re going to LOVE this week’s guest.  Her name is Deepshikha Sairam, and she’s a Priestess of the […]

Alchemy & Unbecoming:

An Interview with Sam Gleaves This week I’m continuing my chat with musician/songwriter/educator/Appalachian Artivist Sam Gleaves about a bevy of subjects dear to our hearts and our work in Kentucky and beyond. He talks about how his work with cultural organizations such as the Appalshop, The Highlander Center, and Berea College have deepened his activism […]

Appalachian Artivism (Part 2): 

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Carla is currently based in Lexington, KY, ancestral lands of the Adena, Hopewell, S’atsoyaha (Yuchi), Shawandasse Tula (Shawanwaki/Shawnee), ᏣᎳᎫᏪᏘᏱ Tsalaguwetiyi (Cherokee, East), and Wazhazhe Maⁿzhaⁿ (Osage) nations.

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