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Caitlyn Somers

Writer

Location icon United States

I am currently a 4th year English major at UCLA. I'm a senior editor for Her Campus at UCLA and also an intern for The Everygirl Media Group. Through my time at UCLA, I have learned the responsibilities of writing for a publication, collaborating on articles and ideas, and how to enhance my article with SEO keywords and photos.

I am looking for a chance to build more knowledge in the journalism and editorial field. I hope to continue writing for more lifestyle publications. I am most interested and passionate about writing wellness type of content whether that be mental or physical health, relationships, or food.

Portfolio

Wellness

The Everygirl
11/12/2021
What I Learned After Going to Intensive Outpatient Therapy Online

Not that long ago, I was going through a super rough period in my life dealing with a terrible depressive episode and causing myself harm because I couldn't deal with it all alone. Because of how worried my family and friends were, I ended up deciding it was time that I needed more help and support than I was receiving.

The Everymom
08/28/2021
7 Positive Affirmations to Tell Yourself Every Day

Do you ever wake up in the morning and just not feel like yourself? We all have those days when we keep having so many negative thoughts and judgments about ourselves. It's even more challenging living in a society that is obsessed with social media, where we can constantly compare our lives to other people we see online.

The Everymom
10/15/2021
5 Ways Yoga Teacher Training Changed My Life

I never expected myself to fall in love with any type of exercise. I always was the last person in my P.E. class to finish the mile, and during soccer practice, I spent 90 percent of my time picking the grass (and not running around the field).

Her Campus
11/12/2020
How You Can Overcome Negative Self-Talk

As Carrie Bradshaw once said, "Don't forget to fall in love with yourself first." In a world that celebrates busyness, it is often hard to feel happy with yourself and at peace with who you are. It is so easy to compare yourself with others and think that they are better than you, especially with people showcasing their lives all over the Internet.

Relationships

Her Campus | HerCampus.com is the #1 global community for college women, written entirely by the nation's top college journalists from 380+ campus chapters around the world.
05/18/2021
Why It's Okay To Be The Only Single Friend In Your Friend Group | Her Campus

Being single is great and all until you have to sit through a dinner with your best friends and their boyfriends and you're just sitting there by yourself. It's like you are the odd one out. It can hurt to be surrounded by your friends in relationships, but sometimes being the only single friend has its benefits.

Society19
11/19/2020
10 Things You Should Look For In Your Next Relationship - Society19

Whether you've been out of a relationship for a while or you're just going through a breakup, sometimes it is helpful to have an idea of what you want your next relationship to look like. It can be hard to start over with someone new, but it's important to know what you're looking for and...

Her Campus | HerCampus.com is the #1 global community for college women, written entirely by the nation's top college journalists from 380+ campus chapters around the world.
04/24/2020
How To Look At Your Breakup In A More Positive Light | Her Campus

Going through a breakup is really painful and heartbreaking. Whether it was unexpected or not, it still leaves you with a feeling of sadness as you are losing someone who was once so close to you. As someone currently going through a breakup, I can tell you honestly that sometimes all you want to do is just lay and bed and cry.

Food

The Everymom
07/23/2021
10 of the Best Gluten-Free Snacks

When my sister, the pickiest eater I've ever known, was diagnosed with Celiac disease and had to stop eating gluten, she was convinced she was never going to like any food ever again. I really felt for her because her favorite meals mostly consisted of chicken fingers or pasta with bread.

The Everygirl
10/30/2021
21 Halloween-Themed Recipes to Make This Weekend

Halloween is here! This means, according to Mean Girls, it's the one day a year when a girl can dress however she wants and no one can say anything about it. But it's also the one day a year we can eat all our favorite candies and sugar-filled foods without anyone saying anything (sorry, I don't make the rules)-kind of a win-win.

The Everygirl
10/24/2021
The Best Desserts at Trader Joe's, Ranked

When I walk into Trader Joe's, I mostly go for the same items and rarely (if ever) try something new (and I know I'm not alone in this), especially when it comes to Trader Joe's desserts. I'm a picky eater, so the thought of buying something new isn't my first instinct.

Shopping

The Everygirl
10/16/2021
We Found All of Target's Best Fall Products So You Don't Have To

The Everygirl's product selections are curated by the editorial team. If you buy something through our links, we may earn an affiliate commission, at no cost to you. We only recommend products we genuinely love. It's no secret that Target has become like a second home to me.

The Everymom
08/05/2021
21 Budget-Friendly Items We Love From H&M's Home Decor Line

The Everymom's product selections are curated by the editorial team. If you buy something through our links, we may earn an affiliate commission, at no cost to you. We only recommend products we genuinely love. Moving is one of my least favorite things to do.

Society19
08/21/2020
20 Indie Clothes To Add To Your Wardrobe - Society19

When I think of the word "indie" I usually think of indie music. Indie music originally was artists who released their music independently and they were seen as "trailblazers." Indie fashion is similar, except it now usually refers to clothing that is retro and vintage in style.