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Meet Kylie Ora Lobell

Today we’d like to introduce you to Kylie Ora Lobell.

Kylie Ora, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I started writing ten years ago after graduating from SUNY Purchase w/ a degree in Journalism and today, I run a successful content writing and editing business.

I work in the legal, human resources, personal finance, and Jewish niches and have written for brands like The Home Depot, IBM, and Mastercard, as well as publications like New York Magazine, the Washington Post, the Jewish Journal of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Times, and Tablet Magazine.

I work at home. My husband Daniel Lobell is a podcaster who runs the successful comedy and philosophy podcast Modern Day Philosophers and he has a podcast studio here for rent. I help him with marketing his podcast as well as his autobiographical comic books called Fair Enough. (moderndayphilosophers.net, http://fairenoughcomic.com/)

My website is KylieOraLobell.com where you can find my clips. I am known mostly for my personal essays on Jewish topics. I am a proud Orthodox Jew who converted from atheism to Judaism in 2015. I am originally from Baltimore.

Additionally, I am a proud mother of a beautiful baby daughter, two dogs, two tortoises, and four chickens.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
No, not always. You don’t make a living as a writer unless you really hustle. When the journalism industry started suffering, I mostly switched to content marketing. After ten years of building my business things are much steadier now, thank goodness. But I put in the time and work. I work Sunday through Friday most weeks. I used to live in Brooklyn, which was incredibly expensive so I had to Airbnb my living room and sell stuff on Craigslist to get by. When my husband and I moved to LA things got a little easier until the prices jumped here, too. Now, it’s very unaffordable and not so friendly to artists unless they have wealthy benefactors. I make a great living – no complaints – but I wish my money went further here.

We’d love to hear more about your work and what you are currently focused on. What else should we know?
I am proud I can inspire people to live healthier, more spiritually fulfilling lives and trust in the Almighty. Even if you are not a believer or you aren’t Jewish, I think you could learn coping skills and self-care practices through my writing. I love that I can use my writing to connect with people. I love hearing feedback that I struck a chord with someone and their life got slightly better because of my words. It’s very touching.

So, what’s next? Any big plans?
Hopefully, we will have more children and I will continue to grow my business!

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Daniel Lobell

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