Editor in Chief of SELF
Carolyn Kylstra is the Editor in Chief of SELF. She led the transformation of the historically print-rooted magazine brand into a thriving and award-winning digitally led organization, resulting in SELF's highest site traffic and video views in brand history, as well as a dedicated following of 10 million visitors per month on SELF’s Snapchat Discover channel.
During her tenure as Editor in Chief, SELF has been nominated for seven National Magazine Awards, with a win for Social Media. In that time, SELF also won Hottest in Wellness and Fitness on Adweek’s Hot List; Digital Publisher’s A-List on Ad Age’s Publisher’s A-List; Webby People’s Voice Award for Best Health Website; and an MM&M Gold Award for Best Consumer Health Website. Additionally, Carolyn was honored as Digital Editor of the Year by the 2018 Folio: Digital Awards; a 2018 Changemaker by Digiday; and a PM360 Elite 2020 Digital Crusader. Prior to her current position, Carolyn served as Executive Digital Director of SELF; health editor at BuzzFeed; site director at Women's Health; and worked as an editor at both Cosmopolitan and Men’s Health.
Carolyn is a health journalist who is passionate about helping people better understand their bodies. She's a fan of good science and bad puns, and lives in New Jersey with her husband, kids, and dog.
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