I'm Kayla Kibbe, a writer with experience in everything from lifestyle and feature writing to humor and fiction.
My editorial background has included positions with various print and digital publications, to which I have contributed a wide variety of content. While I focus on sex & relationships writing, I have also covered trending lifestyle and culture topics, education, and even food & drink. I have opined on everything from Michelle Carter to The Church of Satan, and I have also interviewed talented artists and activists, from up-and-coming comedians to award-winning filmmakers.
Whether I'm profiling activists or listing the top six things to never say to your engaged friend, I strive to create content that challenges traditional rhetoric and perspective while encouraging readers to engage in new conversations. As a writer, I am constantly looking for opportunities not only to explore my own ideas and perspectives, but also to share those ideas with others while engaging with a wide community of other voices and insights.
Check out some of my work here, and let's start a conversation!
Hearst Magazines - Esquire - Editorial Intern, Spring 2019
Provide editorial support in a research-intensive role, working closely with writers and editors and assisting with their work on reported features through research, fact-checking, and interview transcription.
YourTango - Editorial Intern, Fall 2018
Write 6 - 9 articles per week covering trending lifestyle content for the premier media company dedicated to love and relationships. I provide editorial support in a fast-faced environment, managing content in the CMS, tracking performance using Google Analytics, and working with content from partner sites including Huffington Post and PopSugar.
The Plunge - Editorial Intern, Summer 2018
Worked closely with the editorial team to grow and support the leading site for men's wedding news and advice. I pitched and contributed men's wedding and lifestyle content while providing editorial support through CMS uploads, article edits and research, and interview transcriptions.
Study Breaks Magazine - Senior Writer, 2017
Pitched and wrote articles on a variety of trending lifestyle and culture topics for the college lifestyle site. As a senior writer, I also regularly contributed to the print magazine, writing three print features including the May and November 2017 cover stories.
B.A. English, Creative Writing Concentration
Connecticut College - New London, CT
I graduated from Connecticut College in New London, CT, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a concentration in creative writing. Throughout my undergraduate career, I maintained high academic standing as a regular recipient of Dean's High Honors and was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa Society with a cumulative GPA of 3.9. I also completed a creative honors thesis in narrative nonfiction writing.