Alexandra Svokos

Alexandra is the Senior News Editor at Elite Daily. She previously worked at HuffPost and has been published in The Daily Beast, Vox, Glamour, Playbill, Refinery 29, Mic, Cosmopolitan, and Quartz. Find her on Twitter / FB @asvokos and at tinyletter.com/asvokos

This Law In 34 States Restricts Abortion Access Without Improving The Quality Of Care

Thirty-four states around the country require abortions be performed only by a physician, per the Guttmacher Institute. Yet these laws run contrary to the science-backed conclusion that many clinicians — including certified nurse-midwives, nurse pra…
By Dr. Monica R. McLemore

Melania Trump & Michelle Obama Were Total Opposites When They Met Queen Elizabeth

On Friday, July 13, President Donald Trump and first lady Melania met with Queen Elizabeth at Windsor Castle. The first couple was following tradition in meeting with other foreign leaders, but in many ways, it was a very different occasion from when…
By Alexandra Svokos

People Are Wondering If Trump Will Meet Prince William & Kate When He Meets The Queen

On Friday, July 13, President Donald Trump will be meeting with Queen Elizabeth at Windsor Castle in the United Kingdom. This highly-anticipated meeting comes as part of Trump's first official visit to the British nation as president. But while it is…
By Alexandra Svokos

Stormy Daniels Was Arrested, But Not For A Reason You Might Expect

In the early hours of Thursday, July 12, adult film actress Stormy Daniels was arrested in Ohio. While Daniels, who was born Stephanie Clifford, has been in the public eye because of a legal battle she is fighting against President Donald Trump, her …
By Alexandra Svokos

This Is What A Democratic Senator Suggests You Do To Protest Trump's Supreme Court Nomination

On Monday night, July 9, President Donald Trump announced that he was nominating Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court to fill the space vacated by Justice Anthony Kennedy. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia judge leans conse…
By Alexandra Svokos

If Roe Gets Overturned, Women Seeking Abortions Would Have Safer Options Than In Pre-Roe Days

It's likely you've heard stories about what abortion was like before Roe v. Wade declared it a protected right in 1973. In states where the medical procedure wasn't legal, women would seek out undercover networks to find someone who would secretly pe…
By Alexandra Svokos

This Is How Trump's SCOTUS Nominee Could Impact Abortion, According To A Woman Who's Fought For Rights

In March 2016, Amy Hagstrom Miller, the founder and CEO of Whole Woman's Health, went to the Supreme Court with one goal: to persuade Justice Anthony Kennedy to agree with her charge that a set of anti-abortion laws in Texas were an unconstitutional …
By Alexandra Svokos

This Is What Justice Kennedy's Retirement Could Mean For Abortion Rights, & It's Not Pretty

On Wednesday, June 27, Justice Anthony Kennedy announced that he is retiring from the Supreme Court, effective July 31. With this, President Donald Trump has another opportunity to appoint someone to the Supreme Court. What this amounts to is that Ju…
By Alexandra Svokos

This Is Why Justice Kennedy Is Stepping Down From The Supreme Court

On Wednesday, June 27, Justice Anthony Kennedy announced that he will be retiring. The justice has been on the court since 1988, and the reason why Justice Kennedy is stepping down from the Supreme Court is fairly simple. Kennedy made the announcemen…
By Alexandra Svokos

These Members Of The U.S. Women's Hockey Team Aren't Done Pushing For Gender Equity

On Feb. 22 in PyeongChang, South Korea, the U.S. women's hockey team was down one goal against their rivals, the Canadian team, in the final game at the Olympics. With just 7 minutes left, Monique Lamoureux-Morando scored to tie the game, sending it …
By Alexandra Svokos

Here's What Trump's Staff & Family Are Doing While Families Are Separated At The Border

It has been a generally difficult week to be tuning into the news. Over the past week, stories of families being separated at the southern border of the United States have proliferated, reaching a breaking point as President Donald Trump signed an am…
By Alexandra Svokos

This Ohio Community Is Bringing Refugees Together Over A Soccer Tournament

On Saturday, June 23, the local Cincinnati, Ohio community will converge on the soccer field at Xavier University where, for the fifth annual time, RefugeeConnect is hosting a World Refugee Day soccer tournament. Just as Belgium and Tunisia face off …
By Alexandra Svokos

Beyoncé Rapped All Over Her New Album With JAY-Z & Fans Are Loving It

In her new album with JAY-Z, which the pair dropped as a surprise on Saturday, June 16, Beyoncé showed off the wide breadth of her musical skills, and these tweets about Beyoncé rapping on Everything Is Love prove that the Beyhive can't get enough of…
By Alexandra Svokos

JAY-Z & Beyoncé Got Real About Their Close Circle On This New Track

As I'm sure you know by now, on Saturday, June 16, JAY-Z and Beyoncé dropped a surprise joint album, Everything Is Love. With the album out, naturally, fans have been pouring over the lyrics to see what we can learn about the elusive couple's relatio…
By Alexandra Svokos

Sarah Sanders' Response To Questions About Separating Children At The Border Is Hard To Watch

On Thursday, June 14, during the daily White House press briefing, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was pressed by reporters from multiple outlets about the administration's policies on immigration. Specifically, she was asked about the policie…
By Alexandra Svokos

This Is What It's Like To Write American Girl Doll Books For A Living

When you declare your college major, there's no box you can check to become a professional cat cuddler, ice cream taste tester, or cat video maker. Heck, you probably never even believed those kinds of careers could exist — but they do. In Elite Dail…
By Alexandra Svokos

This Olympic Gymnast's Form Of Self-Care Is Seriously Relatable — EXCLUSIVE

During the 2016 Summer Olympics, Laurie Hernandez won America's hearts with her bubbly personality and epic beam skills, and she went home with a gold in the team competition and silver on the balance beam. The gymnast was 16 years old at the time, a…
By Alexandra Svokos

Kanye West Rapped About Stormy Daniels & You'll Wince At It

On Friday, June 1, Kanye West dropped his newest album, Ye. Within just a handful of songs, Kanye managed to touch on a whole breadth of subjects — including the woman at the center of a presidential controversy. However, Kanye West's lyrics about St…
By Alexandra Svokos

Trump Finally Tweeted About 'Roseanne' & Made It All About Himself, Of Course

On Wednesday, May 30, the moment all of America had been waiting for finally happened. That's right, Donald Trump tweeted about Roseanne getting canceled. This heavily expected tweet came just under 24 hours after ABC canceled the reboot of Roseanne,…
By Alexandra Svokos

Ireland Is Voting To Get Rid Of Their Ban On Abortion (Yes, In 2018)

On Friday, May 25, the people of Ireland are having a referendum on abortion. What that means in plain language is that the Irish people are voting on whether or not abortion should be allowed in the nation. This is because, yes, in 2018, Ireland sti…
By Alexandra Svokos