Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro
www.kylirc.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. Kyli has freelanced for other publications including Huffington Post, 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).

10 Cozy Blankets Under $50 That Make Great Holiday Gifts (For Yourself)

IMO, one of the best parts of winter is transforming your home or apartment into a snug den where you can curl up with a cup of tea and a good book, enjoying the snow from a safe distance. With morning frost already settling on the ground in some…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

A New Study Just Debunked This Common Myth About Exercise & Sleep

You've probably heard the popular belief that working out close to bedtime can mess with your sleep/wake cycle, since it gives you a boost of energy right as you're trying to catch some Z's. However, research is showing that this common thinking is…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

This NASA-Inspired Sleep Tracker Is The Coolest Thing On Kickstarter Right Now

So many different things can mess with your sleep/wake cycle: Jet lag, anxiety, drinking coffee too close to bedtime, spending all night prepping for a presentation at work, blue light from your phone — the list goes on. While getting a wonky sleep…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

I'm A Virtual Sex Worker, & ‘CAM’ Is The Movie I Needed

There’s been a lot of buzz about Netflix's new horror movie CAM, for good reason. CAM features actor Madeline Brewer as the protagonist Alice, a rising star in the world of camgirls (aka, virtual sex workers), who slowly has her identity stolen…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

14 CBD Products That Make Amazing Holiday Gifts

CBD, aka cannabidiol, has been one of the trendiest topics of 2018. And now that the gift-giving season has rolled around, there's no doubt that CBD products will make great holiday gifts for your friends and loved ones, especially if they're big on…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

14 Holiday Gift Ideas That Support Latinx Businesses

Holiday shopping can be majorly stressful, but there's one easy trick to lessen that stress: getting your friends and family gifts that have a double impact. Buying from small shops is a wonderful way to find thoughtful, one-of-a-kind gifts during…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

Feeling Suicidal With Borderline Personality Disorder Is Common. I Would Know — I Have It

Mental health has become more widely and openly discussed in recent years, but borderline personality disorder (and those people who live with it) is rarely a topic of conversation — no thanks to stigma and stereotypes. However, there’s a much…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

8 Hacks To Make Your Yoga Routine Actually Stick

Getting a yoga or meditation routine going is not as easy as Instagram can make it seem. Many of us say we want to incorporate yoga or meditation into our daily routines, but putting that into practice and maintaining it for the long haul isn't…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

9 Holiday Presents For People Who Love To Sleep

True sleep lovers know there's almost no better feeling than getting a really, really good night's rest. Nothing beats snuggling up in a fort of pillows and blankets at night, and waking up in the A.M. refreshed and renewed. Or, slowly rolling out…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

How To Support A Loved One With An Eating Disorder During The Holidays, According To Experts

The holidays can be all around exciting time: You may get to spend extra time with loved ones, take a short reprieve from work-related responsibilities, and enjoy the seasonal cheer. However, for someone in eating disorder recovery, this time of the…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

11 Eco-Friendly Bedroom Upgrades That Are Also Super Chic

Finding ways to live a little more green is super important nowadays, especially considering the undeniable impact that climate change and global warming are having on our planet. Switching to a reusable water bottle, recycling, cutting down on…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

14 Weirdly Specific Kitchen Tools Under $30 You Didn't Know You Needed

Part of #adulting means having a kitchen fully stocked with all the tools you could potentially need for making, preparing, and storing food. Of course, most of us probably already have the basic essentials: Pots, pans, a kettle, Tupperware,…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

7 Halloween Costumes That Are Never “Just A Joke”

Halloween is just a few short days away, which means everyone is breaking out their spookiest, funniest, and most unique costumes for the spooky holiday. While getting creative with your attire for Halloween parties or costume contests may be a part…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

9 Organizational Tools Under $15 From Target Every Grown-Ass Woman Needs

Having trouble finding important bills that you can *swear* you left on your desk? Using your kitchen counter as a second workspace? Maybe you've gotten by being a little on the messy side, but the truth is, making your space neat and tidy does have…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

9 Things To Buy For Someone Who Hates Winter

Mark your calendars, because November is steadily approaching — which means, winter weather is just around the corner. While some people may be looking forward to the holidays and first snowfall, others of us (ahem) dread wintertime. For people who…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

7 Dangerous Myths About The Flu Shot We Need To Debunk

It's the beginning of October, which means two seasons are quickly approaching: The holiday season, and unfortunately, the beginning of the 2018-2019 flu season. Though many people do not understand the safety and efficacy of the flu shot, it is the…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

11 Products That Can Help You Finally Be A Morning Person

There are two types of people in this world: Early risers and night owls. The ongoing debate between which is better will always live on (team night owls forever), but let’s face the facts: We live in a morning person’s world. A majority of people…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

13 Spooky Decorations You Can Buy On Etsy That Will Look Good Even After Halloween

Halloween is just around the corner, which means you'll be seeing fake graveyards, hanging ghouls, and creepily-carved pumpkins all over the place throughout October. If you're truly obsessed with Hallow's Eve, it may be time to up your haunted…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

This New Mental Wellness App Makes It Super Easy To Get Support Whenever You Need It

As the prices of healthcare have risen, especially for people seeking mental health support, many folks have turned to the growing world of health apps, online support groups, and digital therapy. And as these options have become more commonplace,…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

10 Things You Can Buy On Etsy For The Coziest Fall Ever

The nights are getting longer and the weather is getting cooler, which means fall is almost is full swing. For some people, this season is all about celebrating ghouls, costumes, and everything Halloween. For others, "fall" simply translates to…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro