Whats your " Stop The War and Violence" Social Platform Camaign ?
Hurt people hurt people. And we, as a society, are hurting. The fact that we have suffered more than 200 mass shootings this year alone is a testament to that hurt. In 2022, the US suffered some 45,000 gun-related deaths. Of those, 25,000 were suicide. On average, there are 132 suicide deaths per day, and suicide is the second-leading cause of death for people aged 10-34. This means that the problem doesn't simply lie with others but within ourselves. We need to do more as a people to bring about change. Aid from the government or amendments to certain laws could limit the violence plaguing our world, but we, too, need to knock out the stigma of asking for help and providing resources and information to those who need it. I’ll be the first to admit that I hate failing; I have an irrational fear of letting others down. Sometimes, asking for help makes it feel like you’re admitting failure, and that’s not true. When you break your arm, you go to the doctor; why should feeling broken inside be any different? If we as a community band together, and give even just 1% of ourselves to others, and raise them up—Just imagine what they could do. Of those facing mental health issues, more than half aren't able to find/afford the care they need. I donate my time to Metro Caring, where we are "Ending Hunger at the Roots" and providing the tools for people struggling in their every day. Instead of exploding under pressure, these people can now be happy, successful members of society able to give back to others. This creates a ripple effect of help instead of hurt. Hurt people hurt people, but people helping people that’s something I want to see in the world.
Name: Kylie Klein
Education/Occupation: Graduated Summa Cum Laude from Charleston Southern University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Graphic Design with minors in English and Studio Art. – Also played D1 Volleyball for the CSU Buccaneers in South Carolina.
Hobbies: Illustrating and painting, designing jewelry, sewing/designing fashion, volleyball, kickboxing, hiking, exploring the scene, going to concerts, mixology, reading, and trying new things.
Ambitions: I aspire to be better than I was yesterday. I am committed to improvement. As a Digital Illustrator and Designer, I want to keep developing my skillset and learn new programs to help the efficiency of my designs. For modeling, I am working towards being signed in additional markets to expand my reach. As a successful volleyball player, I aspire to master all kicks associated with kickboxing, namely the spinning back-kick. I want to keep experiencing new cultures and continue to travel. I would love to one day visit every country in the world. In the far future, I aspire to write a Young Adult book series.
Born at the base of the Rocky Mountains, Kylie is a 27-year-old Denver native standing a statuesque 6'1. She earned a full-ride Division 1 scholarship to play volleyball at Charleston Southern University in South Carolina. She achieved Summa Cum Laude recognition for her Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design with minors in English and Studio Art. This 4-year starter for the Buccaneers even won the Big South Scholar-Athlete of the Year award. After college, she went abroad while pursuing volleyball overseas. Exploring over 50 cities across 15 countries in Europe, Kylie has hiked the Cliffs of Moor, discovered castles throughout Scotland, chased waterfalls in Iceland, and played professional volleyball in Slovenia.
Today, she is a Graphic Designer and Digital Illustrator for Science Interactive. She works alongside PhD scientists designing digital labs across eleven science disciplines for thousands of colleges around the world. Kylie is also a traditional artist; she loves illustrating and painting—her Rainbow Dress collection featuring flowing formal gowns in vivid hues is her latest work. When she isn’t designing, she loves exploring the Denver scene. To stay fit for her curve modeling, she plays in volleyball leagues and practices kickboxing. She donates her time to Metro Caring because she believes no one should go without it, and she wants to provide resources for those struggling in their everyday lives. Reading is one of her passions, and she can read an entire 300-page book in a day!
She is a fashion designer and jewelry designer. For Miss Grand Colorado, she designed her evening gown from sketch to finish and wore her own jewelry. She is the founder and owner of Kylie Klein Jewelry, which she makes by hand and sells online and at local pop-ups. Her latest pearl collection was featured in a runway show this past spring. No stranger to the runway, Kylie was a two-time Top 10 Model for Charleston Fashion Week and has strutted her stuff down countless runways in Denver. This coming season, she is the promo model for Color of Fashion and will be featured on the runway. Kylie is not afraid to stand out and always says, “If they’re gonna stare, I’m going to give them a show!”