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Contact Kyli: k.rodriguezcayro at gmail.com
Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro is a Cuban-American writer, mental health educator, and sex work activist based in Salt Lake City. Currently, she is a Lifestyle writer for Bustle, and has freelanced for other publications including Huffington Post, Healthline, The Salt Lake Tribune, and more. Kyli co-founded The Magdalene Collective in 2017, the only sex work activist community in Utah. She also serves as the Community Outreach Coordinator for The Youth of Utah Advocacy Coalition, a youth-led organization that works in partnership with the Utah Department of Human Services.
As a vocal mental health advocate and survivor, Kyli has spoken at rallies, on numerous panels, and has performed her creative writing on multiple occasions. Kyli was the awarded the 2018 Youth Leadership Voice Award by The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
Healthline, June 2018: Please Stop Using My Mental Illness to Fulfill Your Fantasy
Huffington Post, June 2018: How Becoming A Phone Sex Operator Helped Me Heal From Sexual Trauma
Kyli is available as a source and for personal essays and opinion editorial
Additional communication availability: Phone, text, chat