Welcome to my chaos…

img_9929Ciao! I’m Kayla Cheyenne Boyd and I am a 22-year-old graduate student at Syracuse University. I am working towards a master’s degree in arts journalism with a focus in fashion and beauty at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. I am currently a teaching assistant for an intro communications class and I am the life and style lead producer for TheNewsHouse.com.

Kayla’s Chaos is a creative space for me to share my experiences, travels, fashion finds and beauty reviews. I have worked with a variety of brands and I’m always open to new collaborations. I have done some freelance writing for ReGlam, Syracuse.com, The Syracuse New Times, and Admitopia. My previous work experience includes writing, editing, retail, photography and waitressing. I was the Arts & Entertainment section editor for my college newspaper, The Eastern Echo and I was a Style Guru Intern for CollegeFashionista. I also worked at Victoria’s Secret, Aldo and JCPenney Portrait Studio during college.

img_1433In April 2016, I graduated summa cum laude from Eastern Michigan University with a B.S. in journalism and apparel, textiles and merchandising with a minor in marketing. I graduated from the EMU Honors College with University and Highest Honors and I was a member of the McNair Scholars Program, through which I collaborated with a faculty mentor to publish academic research. I have volunteered as an honors student mentor, a pen pal for elementary students in Ypsilanti public schools and I have participated in charity events such as Relay for Life and Walk Now for Autism Speaks. I also took advantage of various traveling opportunities while at EMU; I studied the fashion markets of New York City and Southern California and I studied abroad in Florence, Rome, London and Paris.

I grew up in Taylor, MI, a city right outside of Detroit. I graduated valedictorian from Harry S Truman High School, where I participated in volleyball, pom, basketball, softball, student council, National Honors Society, yearbook, newspaper, I was the senior class secretary, voted onto Homecoming court and voted “best dressed.” I lived in Taylor until I was 18 and then my family moved to Ypsilanti, MI in 2012, which was when I started college at EMU.

I am passionate about writing, fashion, photography and traveling. My ultimate career goal is to work in the magazine industry or in digital media for a fashion or lifestyle publication. I hope to reach out to the underrepresented youth who feel that they don’t fit into the standards of society and inspire them to find the confidence they need to be happy and successful. Regardless of race, body type or socioeconomic status, I believe that confidence, positive self-esteem and being goal oriented is the key to living a happy and healthy life.

xoxo, Kayla


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