Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro
www.kylirc.com
Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro is a Cuban-American writer, mental health advocate, grassroots activist, and entrepreneur based in Salt Lake City. She is a Lifestyle News Writer for Bustle. She has written articles for numerous websites including The Mighty, Thought Catalog, Your Tango, and Role Reboot. Kyli is an outspoken advocate for disability rights, ending sexual and domestic violence against women, sex workers' rights, restorative justice, and more. She serves as a council member for Utah's Department of Human Services System of Care. She is also on Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault's Start By Believing Committee. You can find Kyli at the nearest protest, Jack Mormon Coffee Roasters, or at home obsessively Instagramming her service cats.
Latest Articles

Wendy Williams Revealed She Has This Common Autoimmune Disease & Here’s What You Need To Know

Autoimmune disorders are extremely prevalent, with nearly 50 million Americans diagnosed with some type of disease that negatively impacts or impedes their immune systems, according to the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association. Television …
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

How To Tell If Your PMS Is Actually PMDD — And Why You Should Know The Difference

There's no way around it: having your period can flat out suck, especially if you're experiencing premenstrual syndrome (aka, PMS). No, I don't mean the sexist version of PMS — where men use your time of the month to invalidate your emotions or abili…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

The 6 Most Groundbreaking Feminist Moments From The Olympics — So Far

The latest Olympic Games have already had their fair share of political moments, especially for those of us following Team USA. During the opening ceremony, a Kim Jong-un and Trump impersonator hoping to promote peaceful goodwill between the world le…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

This Couple Planned Identical Proposals To Each Other For The Same Time — Without Realizing It

I'm a sucker for IRL love stories — especially on Valentine's Day — as cheesy as they may be. And if you're also all about romantic tearjerkers on Cupid's holiday, Tori Monaco and fiancé Berkley Cade's story is sure to make cry with joy. This couple …
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

People Are Sending #SurvivorLoveLetter Tweets On Valentine’s Day & They’re So Moving

Valentine's Day has often been thought of as a holiday shared exclusively between romantic partners, focused on material gifts like chocolates or flowers. However, with the rise of Galentine's and Palentine's day, more people are using the holiday to…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

The Average Number Of “Bad Days” People Experience Is Scarily High, According To This Survey

Everyone has bad, better, and good days; whether it's due to stressful deadlines, money woes, personal wellness or relationships, having bad days is simply a part of being human. While varying moods from day-to-day is expected, if you tallied up the …
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

Treating Mental Illness Could Benefit The Economy In An Unexpected Way, A New Study Shows

Mental illness is a global health issue that experts say has reached epidemic proportions. According to the World Health Organization, nearly one in four people are affected by some kind of mental health disorder, and depression is the leading cause …
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

These Are The 6 Supplements Olympians Swear By

Some of the most talented athletes from all over the world have been tirelessly training — for years — in preparation for the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang. With jam-packed schedules, Olympic athletes spend an impressive — almost incomprehensible …
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

This Man Won’t Stop His 39-Year Valentine’s Day Tradition, Even Though His Wife Has Dementia Now

Valentine’s Day is tomorrow, and if you’re like me, you’re a sucker for a sappy love story on the romantic holiday. Watching a beloved rom com or Valentine’s Day tearjerker like The Notebook are sure to make any hopeless romantic emotional, but real …
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

There Were Trump & Kim Jong-un Impersonators At The Opening Ceremony & Twitter Is OBSESSED

The Olympics are all about watching the world's best athletes travel far and wide to compete in the games — contentious world politics are often put aside while celebrating the international sporting event. However, that didn't stop some people from …
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

20 Inspiring Quotes From Black Women To Celebrate Black History Month

Every February, Americans celebrate Black History Month by recounting the many, many contributions Black people have made to today's society and culture that have often been the subject of historical erasure. Long before Black History Month was decla…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

Bermuda Has Repealed Its Gay Marriage Law After Less Than A Year

While more and more countries are making strides in progressing human rights for the LGBTQ community, the island of Bermuda has repealed its gay marriage law after less than a year, TIME reported. After a gay couple’s marriage application was rejecte…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

Here’s How To Host A Galentine’s Day Party To Support Planned Parenthood

Any Parks and Recreation fan knows that Galentine's Day is just as much a holiday as Valentine's Day. Galentine's Day, traditionally the day before Valentine's Day, is Leslie Knope's tradition of celebrating her closest gal pals, and all the empowere…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

11 Science-Approved Ways To Wake Up In The Morning — Without Caffeine

Before I have my double shot of espresso in the morning, I am basically a zombie. Groggy, and irritable, I turn towards my morning fix of coffee to kickstart my day. But, counting on caffeine to boost your energy in the morning is the norm: A 2014 st…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

A History Of Sexual Assault At The Olympics — And What's Being Done To Combat It

The 2018 Winter Olympics begin in PyeongChang on Feb. 8, and the pressure is not only on athletes who are competing, but also Olympic officials — specifically, on how they will protect athletes and prevent sexual assault from occurring at the games. …
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

Why I Can’t Watch The Super Bowl, As A Domestic Violence Survivor

During the 2016 NFL season, former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick sparked worldwide support (and outrage from other people) after he began to kneel during the national anthem, in protest of police brutality and racism in America. Hi…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

The One Sign Your Flu Is Actually Adenovirus — And Why You Need To Know The Difference

There is no doubt the flu season this year is one of the worst in recent history, as predicted by doctors, but experts are also warning another virus could be causing flu-like symptoms. Adenoviruses are a group of viruses that are known to cause resp…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

If The Thought Of Getting The Flu Is Giving You Anxiety, Try This Expert-Approved Trick

The United States is only about halfway through the most intense portion of this year’s flu season, with the peak of the season usually occurring between December and February. As predicted by researchers at the CDC, it is one of the most severe flu …
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

You Can Literally Study Masculinity At This University — And Here’s Why People Should

Sure, most of us have taken a gender studies and women's studies course while attending college, but not too many folks have even heard of men's studies. A cursory search on Twitter shows that many people would be apt to re-label men's studies "histo…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

These E-Cigarette Flavors Are Especially "Toxic," According To A New Study

Vaping has become all the craze over the last five years, but scientists still don’t know much about the long term health side effects of the common practice. E-cigarettes are generally considered healthier for you than smoked tobacco products, but t…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro