I'm Kayla Kibbe, a NYC-based writer who mostly writes about sex and dating but sometimes ends up writing about banana bread, zany sketch shows, men's advice columns or eating disorders. I don't know, anything could happen. (I usually find my way back to the sex stuff eventually, though.)
I'm currently an impossibly young associate editor at InsideHook, where I write about most of the above things and sometimes various other things. Prior to my time at InsideHook, I interned at a variety of both print and digital media companies, including Esquire, YourTango, and a few others you probably haven't heard of. My work has also appeared at Health.com, Brides, and other places on the internet.
Whether I'm profiling artists and 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!
InsideHook - Associate Editor, Current
I'm an impossibly young associate editor at InsideHook, where I write about sex and dating, and sometimes other things. Before that, I was a normally young editorial assistant.
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.
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 had a 4.0 in my major but got tricked into taking a math class freshman year that ultimately kept me 0.01point of a GPA away from graduating summa cum laude, but I'm not bitter about it or anything.) I also completed a creative honors thesis in narrative nonfiction writing, which means I wrote a bunch of navel-gazey, willfully self-indulgent personal essays because I got tired of writing thinly veiled, self-indulgent short stories, .