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, 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 to advocate for young adults with mental health issues. Kyli was awarded the 2018 Young Adult Leadership Voice Award by the the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

The REAL Problem With Straw Bans, According To 7 People Who Are Against Them

By now, most people know about the massive conversation surrounding plastic straw bans, which are designed to reduce waste caused by single-use plastics. Straw bans have been enacted by companies such as Starbucks, which plan to get rid of plastic…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

8 Ways Even A 20-Minute Walk Can Change Your Brain

Despite what some people think, you don't need a fancy gym membership to get the health benefits of working out. Walking is something you probably do on a daily basis without a second thought — whether while completing chores around the house or…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

7 Expert-Approved Hacks That Will Help You Relax No Matter Where You Are

A sore jaw. An aching lower back. A stiff neck. Though we often think about stress in terms of how it can negatively impact mental health, it tends to hurt our bodies just as much as it hurts our minds. In fact, if you can't seem to find time to…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

6 Women Share What They Want Others To Understand About Substance Use Disorder

When celebrities are transparent about their substance use, as Demi Lovato has been before and after overdosing in July, many everyday people feel inspired to share their own journeys with substance use disorder, and to have tough conversations…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

4 Things Doctors Say Will Make Your Hangovers Worse — And 5 Things That Will Help

Picture this: it's Saturday morning after a late night with friends. Your head is pounding, you've never felt thirstier in your life, and you already know you're going to spend the rest of the day marathoning Netflix. Being hungover is beyond common…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

7 Reasons Walking Can Be Even Better For You Than Running

Jogging is generally accepted as being super good for your health, and it's earned that reputation. But while some people swear by their daily run, it definitely isn't for everyone. And let's face it; if you don't actually like running, it's harder…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

8 Supplements That Can Help When You’re Stressed AF

Research has shown that stress is at an all-time-high among people in the U.S. So, it's no surprise that many people are looking for out-of-the-box solutions to manage their stress. And as people are turning more and more towards supplements to…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

This Database Helps Connect Latinx People With Culturally Competent Therapists

Though it's not discussed nearly as often as it can be, mental health issues affect many Latinx individuals, families, and communities. Mental Health America (MHA) estimates that there are 8.9 million Latinx people in the U.S. that live with a…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

9 Kinds Of Therapy That Incorporate Both Mind & Body

Most of the time, when you think of therapy, you likely think of talk therapy — where a counselor and a patient sit down to discuss what's going on with the patient's mental health. While this mode of therapy, sometimes combined with medication, can…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

If You Slept Like Trash Last Night, Try These 7 Things To Make Today Suck Less

From tossing and turning in the sheets after waking up a couple hours before your alarm was originally set, to having bad dreams all night long — we've all had nights where sleep just wasn't our friend. And, the day after a restless night can be…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

6 Early Signs You Have Celiac Disease, According To Experts

One of the most widespread health problems in the U.S. are autoimmune disorders, which the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA) estimated affects close to 50 million Americans. To make matters complicated, there are over 100…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

Science Says Keeping A Million Browser Tabs Open Can Seriously Affect Your Mood

Most of us know that clutter doesn't make us feel good. When you get home to your apartment at the end of a long day, only to find that your roommate didn't do any of the dishes she said she would, the messiness only compounds your annoyance at…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

5 Things CBD Can Do For Your Health & 4 Things It Can’t

It's been a slow come up, but the health benefits of cannabis are finally starting to get recognized in a real way. In particular, the compound cannabidiol, aka CBD, is being studied more and more for the management of certain health conditions, and…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

What 12 People With Bipolar Disorder Wish You Knew About Living With It

From the outside looking in, bipolar disorder is a mental illness that is shrouded in myths, and it's often misunderstood by those who don't have it. Most of us understand that bipolar disorder involves mood changes, depression, and mania, but…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

8 Silent Symptoms Of Panic Attacks You Should Know How To Recognize

Considering the dictionary definitions of "panic" and "attack," it's no surprise that when many people think of a panic or anxiety attack, they automatic picture the super noticeable symptoms associated with panic, like shaking, sweating, crying, or…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

Demi Lovato’s Journey Through Recovery Is Normal — And It Matters That We Talk About It

Following the news that singer Demi Lovato had reportedly overdosed and been rushed to hospital, where it was confirmed that she is now "okay and stable," many took to social media to express the many emotions this news spurred. While there was an…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

7 Expert Ways To Break Any Habit — That Actually WORK

Healthy habits play a important role in keeping your happiness afloat, and boosting productivity. From developing a morning and evening routine, to having a checklist at work, habits can improve your overall wellness. So, it may seem perplexing…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

9 Ways To Build A Morning Routine If You’re Always Rushing Out The Door

There are two types of people in this world: morning people, and decidedly not-morning people. If you are a night owl, waking up, getting dressed, and being ready on time for work in the early hours of the morning can feel straight-up impossible. If…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

This Is How To Tell The Difference Between An STI & A UTI, According To Experts

Most of us briefly learned about sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and urinary tract infections (UTIs) in high school health, but probably weren’t clued in to how common both these kinds of infections are — and how similarly they can feel.…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

10 People Who Get Panic Attacks Share What They Really Feel Like

Whenever a character in television show or movie has a panic attack, they all tend to act the same: They look like a deer in the headlights, either hyperventilating or standing perfectly stock-still. While the Mayo Clinic states that shortness of…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro