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 reporter for Bustle. Kyli has written for numerous publications, including HuffPost, Allure, Healthline, NYLON, The Salt Lake Tribune, and more.
In addition to her writing, Kyli is an avid advocate for the disability community, serving as the Assistant Youth Coordinator for the UT-YES Grant, housed at the Utah Department of Human Services. She is one of the founders of the Youth of Utah Advocacy Coalition — an organization that empowers mentally ill young adults, and youth who've been involved in the system, to have a leading role in shaping public policy, ending stigma, community building, and creating sustainable change. She serves on the Board Of Trustees at the Disability Law Center.
Further, Kyli co-founded The Magdalene Collective, a support group for sex workers in Utah. She is a founding member and representative for the Sex Workers Outreach Project's Salt Lake City Chapter: A social justice network dedicated to the fundamental human rights of sex workers and their communities, focusing on ending violence and stigma through education and advocacy.
In recognition of her extensive work as a journalist and advocate, Kyli was the recipient of the 2018 Young Adult Leadership Voice Award by the the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).