Hi welcome! I am Kaya Callahan, 15-year-old New Jersey Native, currently living in Los Angeles, California. Just a typical teen who loves to travel, eat, write, sleep, and repeat.
Relationship Status: Lover of the Yankees and all things Derek Jeter.
I became a contributing writer to the Hollywood Foreign Press/ Golden Globe website after writing a tribute about Robin Willaims after his death. I was then invited to work as a backstage press volunteer at the 2015 Golden Globes- Dream come true! But, in my short writing career, The. Most. Exciting. Thing. Ever! is having Teen Vogue publish my article and #StillAGirl awareness campaign on Child Marriage in the U.S.
I have what could be considered a borderline addiction to “In & Out Burger” and an insane passion for travel which is why I created my travel blog and Instagram/Twitter @Topteentraveler. I have been to 17 countries and counting- I haven’t been everywhere yet, but it’s on my list! Not gonna lie, I feel like travel is the best classroom!
My mom and I try to combine our adventures with charitable outreach whenever possible, which really helps immerse us in the culture and broaden our perspective.
When I’m not stressing and inundated with homework or zoning out watching something like Mystery Science Theatre 3,000, Riverdale, or Sherlock, then I’m at tumbling or cheer practice for my school’s Varsity cheer team, hanging with friends, or spending ridiculous amounts of time on social media 🙂
Fun fact: I was Miss Jr. Teen California 2015 at 13 years old and 3rd runner up in Miss Jr. Teen America. I have since retired my crown and pumps, but I still want world peace!