Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro is a Latinx writer, speaker, and mental health/disability educator based in Salt Lake City. Her writing has been featured in HuffPost, Allure, Bustle, Healthline, NYLON, The Salt Lake Tribune, and more.
She serves the assistant youth coordinator for the YESS grant, which is housed at the Utah Department of Human Services. Kyli co-founded the Youth of Utah Advocacy Coalition — an organization that empowers disabled youth advocates to have a leading role in shaping policy and creating sustainable change in Utah communities. Kyli is also 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. She sits on the board of the Disability Law Center, as well as Utah Harm Reduction Coalition.
In recognition of her work as a journalist and mental health/sexual assault advocate, Kyli was the recipient of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's Young Adult Leadership Voice Award in 2018.