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

The Important Way Online Support Groups Are Making Therapy More Accessible

As our society has become more tech-driven, health care options have made their way from IRL spaces into social media and apps. Online support groups for people with mental health issues and substance use disorders are becoming more widely available,…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

12 New Year’s Resolutions You Can Make For Better Self-Care

The new year is just around the corner, and most of us are probably more than ready to leave 2017 as far in the past as possible. These last twelve months have been jam-packed with a whirlwind of political turmoil and stressful events, but now, it’s …
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

This Is How Many People Are More Excited To See Their Dog Than Their Family Over The Holidays

Holiday break is just around the corner, and many of us are rushing to finish finals or work deadlines before the end of the year. The holiday season is full of traditions, travel, and time spent with loved ones — especially time with family members …
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

Here's The Real Reason You Might Feel Emotional During Mercury Retrograde

Astrologers and Instagram mystics alike have been in a tizzy over the fact that Mercury is currently in retrograde, an astrological phenomenon that reportedly causes everything and anything that has to do with communication, technology, or travel to …
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

This Is Why Calling Gonorrhea A “Superbug” Has Really Toxic Consequences

In February, the World Health Organization (WHO) released a report that called for researchers and scientist around the globe to find new ways to treat viruses that were becoming antibiotic-resistant. Many people took notice that the STI gonorrhea ha…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

HIV/AIDS Is A Global Issue — And Stigma Is One Of The Biggest Obstacles

If you didn’t know, Dec. 1 is World AIDS Day — a global health day, created in 1988, that aims to empower people living with HIV/AIDS, remember those who were lost to disease, and raise awareness about the disease. When some people think of HIV and A…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

Here's How Bad This Year's Flu Season Will Be, According To Experts

Winter can be a difficult time on both your physical and mental health, and navigating potential illnesses can almost feel impossible. One particular physical health worry each winter is the flu. If you were wondering how bad this year's flu season w…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

Science Just Proved Dogs Are "Brainier" Than Cats — But There's A Catch

Cats are often characterized as aloof, evil masterminds in children’s movies, but new research has put a spin on the age-old debate about whether dogs or cats are the smarter of the household pets. According to a new study from scientists at Vanderbi…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

These Students Allegedly Caught Their Teacher Snorting Drugs In An Empty Classroom — On Camera

Samantha Cox, an English teacher at Lake Central High School in St. John, Indiana, was arrested after students caught her allegedly snorting drugs in a classroom at the school — and claimed to have filmed it all on Snapchat. Cox, 24, allegedly admitt…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

This Is How Your Parents’ Trauma Can Affect Your Mental Health Even Today

It's been established for a while that some mental health issues have genetic causes, but a new study has found that trauma may impact your genes — and this could impact future generations of your family. The effects of childhood trauma can be passed…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

#RuinThanksgiving Will Inspire You To Actually Call Out Your Problematic Relatives This Year

In our current political climate, the thought of Thanksgiving tomorrow may be making you more anxious or angry than relaxed or excited for a day off. This anxiety becomes two-fold if you are spending the day with relatives who, perhaps, voted for Tru…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

400 Professors Signed An Open Letter Telling Students Not To Attend This School

Over the past month, the topic of sexual harassment and assault has become an everyday discussion as more and more people come forward about their experiences with sexual misconduct, or about things they claim to have witnessed. Most recently, 400 un…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

6 Thanksgiving Traditions It's Time To Stop Practicing — Like, Now

For many Americans, Thanksgiving is a time to come together with family, enjoy the crisp autumn air, and eat tons of tasty food. While having a day off work or school is always nice, it’s important to remember why Thanksgiving Day exists in the first…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

This Simple Test Could Tell If You Have Depression Or Bipolar Disorder

Stigma surrounding mental illness is luckily becoming a thing of the past, and scientists, more than ever, are trying to discover practical ways to treat mental health issues. According to a new study published in the World Journal of Biological Psyc…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

This Website Has A Gift For Everyone On Your List — And They’re All Made In Puerto Rico

This year, it’s time to skip the ridiculously long Black Friday lines, and invest your money somewhere it'll be put to good use. Shop and Hire Puerto Rico connects Puerto Rican makers with U.S. shoppers and employers — just in time for the holidays. …
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

LGBTQ People Are Pissed Monsanto Was Named An “LGBTQ-Friendly” Company — And Here’s Why

The Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Corporate Equality Index revealed recently LGBTQ-friendly workplaces are at an all time high, and that is more than enough cause for celebration. But some people weren’t happy about the inclusion of the Monsanto Comp…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

11 Professors At Berklee College Of Music Were Let Go For Alleged Sexual Misconduct

The last month has been dominated by the media storm of sexual assault allegations that have come to light in many industries, from Hollywood to U.S. politics. Unsurprisingly, rape culture is not only pervasive in the workplace, but also affects coll…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

Most Women Still Believe These Dangerous Myths About Fertility, According To A New Study

With the rise of the modern feminist movement and body positivity, people are more aware than ever of their own health, and work hard to make sure women's health is no longer a taboo subject. But it turns out that we have much more to learn about sex…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

This “Activist Hotel” In D.C. Is The Perfect Place To Refresh Your Resistance

Politics in America can cause a lot of stress; this stress can become particularly pronounced if you’re traveling, and feel like you have to tiptoe around political conversations with fellow hotel guests or airline passengers. Well, a new hotel is ma…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

Girls Get Less Money For College From Their Parents Than Boys, & The Reason Why Is Infuriating

College is a tough transitional period for every student, but can be especially difficult for college-aged women who can often face a litany of gender discrimination. Sexism in higher education extends well beyond the classroom, though: the amount of…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro