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).

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

11 Playlists To Run To If You’re Bored Of All Your Workout Music

Tired of listening to the same old songs when hitting the gym? Have you been jamming to the one playlist you made years ago on repeat? If you feel like you’re in a rut when it comes to your exercise music, it may be time to find new running…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

9 Products That Can Help You Chill Out At Night

It always seems restlessness and stress tend to strike the hardest at the most inconvenient moments. For many people, that means feeling wired and worried at night, just as you’re trying to unwind and settle down after a long day. Maybe you have a…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

7 Products That Can Help You Stay Off Your Phone

Whether to avoid burnout, disconnect from work responsibilities at night, or just to ensure you have more “me” time, unplugging from your phone every once and a while is an important form of self-care. There’s no denying that phones have made life…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

7 Home Remedies Your Mom Swears By That Don’t Actually Work

Gargling with salt water. Not drinking milk when you're sick. Downing a bowl of chicken noodle. At-home health remedies are often passed down in families from generation to generation, but how many actually do the trick when it comes to being sick?…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

IKEA's New Holiday Collection Will Be Here Soon & You'll Want Every Single Item

Grab your wallets and get prepared, because everyone's favorite home-goods and furniture store is launching a new line just in time for the colder weather and holiday season. In October, IKEA is dropping their 2018 Winter Collection in stores across…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

How 3 Autistic Women Dealt With Delayed Diagnosis — And The Sexism They Faced Along The Way

It wasn't until four years ago, when Maria was 24, that she was finally diagnosed as autistic, as her little brother was when they were kids. Though Maria, a healthcare advocate whose name has been changed to protect her privacy, tells Bustle that…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

9 Things You Can Buy At Target To Help Manage The Sunday Scaries

Sunday night should be all about relaxing, recharging, and recuperating before you have to saddle up for work again on Monday morning. However, for people prone to the Sunday scaries, unwinding over the weekend may be a struggle. Instead of…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

Science Says These 7 Social Media Habits Could Be Messing With Your Mental Health

There's no denying that social media plays a pivotal role in most people's lives nowadays. Whether casually scrolling through Instagram, receiving back-to-back notifications from Facebook groups or Twitter mentions, or chatting with friends on…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

8 Products To Help You Be Greener At Work (Since There's Enough Waste At Your Office Already)

When you think about your environmental footprint, do you consider how earth-friendly (or not) your office habits are? The truth is, many common items you bring to the office, or use on a daily basis, probably aren't made of sustainable or reusable…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

These Health-Tracking Temporary Tattoos Are The Coolest Thing On Kickstarter Right Now

Any '90s or 2000s kid could tell you that temporary tattoos were, once upon a time, all the rage when we were growing up. Thankfully, that trend still seems to be A Thing among grown up '90s babies. But now, this childhood fave is being revamped for…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

10 Environmental Groups To Follow In The Fight Against Climate Change

Often times, it seems like environmental justice is treated more like an afterthought or "future" issue to worry about, rather than a pressing social justice concern, leaving it to grassroots environmental groups to effect change. However, now more…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

7 Health Issues That Can Affect You Physically & Mentally

There's no denying that the health of our bodies and our minds are super interconnected. If you don't feel well physically, there's a decent chance your mental health is not going to be in the best of shape, and vice versa. In fact, studies suggest…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

What To Do To Prepare For A Trauma Anniversary, According To Mental Health Experts

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can be a challenging mental health issue to manage, especially considering it's unique to each and every individual. However, a common trigger for many people with PTSD is their “trauma anniversary,” or the date…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

Here’s How Good 10,000 Steps A Day *Actually* Is For Your Health

Counting your steps has become a popular pastime among many people who are hoping to lead more active lives, but who don't always have the time to alway hit the gym or squeeze an hour-long exercise class into their schedule. Some folks make a game…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

This Latinx Artist Created A Millennial Version Of Lotería You’re Going To Want ASAP

Lotería is a traditional game that has long been important in Mexican culture, but now, this beloved Mexican game is getting a 21st century update. Feminist brand Valfré has dropped a modern version of Lotería with original artwork that you'll want…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro