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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 reporter for Bustle. Kyli has written for other publications including HuffPost, Healthline, NYLON, The Salt Lake Tribune, and more. In addition to her writing, Kyli serves as the Assistant Youth Coordinator for the Utah Department of Human Services, and co-founded The Youth of Utah Advocacy Coalition — an organization that advocates for mentally ill young adults. She also co-founded The Magdalene Collective, the only sex worker support group in Utah.
Kyli was awarded the 2018 Young Adult Leadership Voice Award by the the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
NYLON, September 2018: What It’s Like To Love Fashion When You Can’t Recognize Yourself In The Mirror
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