Kayla Mason is a thirty-one-year-old graduate student. Kayla was raised in The Berkshires, a quaint area in Massachusetts surrounded by art and culture. She uses her writing as an expression and as a respite from the symptoms of her mental illness. She hopes to bring awareness to the importance of mental health access and to the importance of living mindfully day by day.

“I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart. I am, I am, I am.”

Kayla is a thirty-one-year-old grad student who resides in the Northeast with her fiance, Jake.

Kayla has a B.A. in Psychology from Bay Path University in Longmeadow, MA. She is currently enrolled at Southern New Hampshire University in the Master’s in Communication (New Media & Marketing) program.

She is a newsletter editor volunteer at SCORE Western Massachusetts, a company that provides free counseling and resources to small business owners.

She belongs to the Freelance Union, which provides support through policy advocacy, benefits, resources, and community while raising writers’ voices to make sure they are heard. She also belongs to the National Writers Union. The purpose of the N.W.U. is to promote and protect its members’ rights, interests, and economic advancement, organize writers to improve professional working conditions through collective bargaining actions, and provide professional services to members.

Kayla comes from a healthcare background, specializing in caregiving and skills training. She has worked with special needs populations close to her heart, such as dementia and autism communities.

Kayla is disabled and lives with complex PTSD, depression, anxiety, OCD, and a personality disorder. She uses her lived and learned experiences to assist and guide others to resources and success.

Kayla hopes her writing can connect others with themselves, their loved ones, and one another.

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