Shaped by Music, with Kayla Carmicheal

Kayla Carmicheal has long been shaped by the music she consumes, from her early excitement for The Wonder Years to the feelings made by The Sonder Bombs. Her writing has extended from The Alternative to The Grey Estates, where she's shared her favorite musicians' work as well as her own efforts to highlights people of color. Kayla joins this week to talk about her love of alternative music, her goals as a writer, the importance of being seen in DIY, and more.

Follow Kayla's writing and thoughts on Twitter at @carmikeall. Find her work on and

Music on this episode by:

Future Teens, "What's My Sign Again?"

The Sonder Bombs, "Something I Said"

babygotbacktalk, "When They Go Low, We Go Six Feet Under" (Official video at,

Lilith, "Lean"