Lilli Petersen

Bio

Lilli is the News Editor at Elite Daily, where she leads coverage on all things news and politics, including reproductive rights, the Trump administration, and social justice issues. To keep it fun, she also oversees Elite Daily's I Have The Job You Want series, profiling all the people who do the fun and fascinating jobs you wanted when you were seven. Before joining Elite Daily, she was previously a News & Politics Writer with Refinery29. Besides her depressing obsession with politics, she loves to talk about her dog, Star Wars, her dog, feminism, her dog, and the enduring importance of Sansa Stark as the true hero of 'Game of Thrones.' Send her pitches at lilli.petersen@bustle.com, or follow her on Twitter for some quality dog content and the occasional feminist rant.

You May Have A Harder Time Getting The Coronavirus Stimulus Payment If You're A Student

By Lilli Petersen
The outbreak of coronavirus, which was declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) on March 11, is upending everyone's lives. Whether you're struggling with the health risks, the education disruptions, or the economic freefall,…

People Have Such Mixed Feelings Over The Olympics Postponement

By Lilli Petersen
Cancel your plane tickets and hotel reservations, everyone. On March 24, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo have been postponed until 2021 over fears of the coronavirus, also called COVID-19. It's…

The 2020 Olympics Have Officially Been Postponed Due To Coronavirus

By Lilli Petersen
It's one for the history books, and not in a good way. On Tuesday, March 24, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) postponed the 2020 Tokyo Olympics due to the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. The Games have only ever been canceled three…

We Were On Study Abroad When Coronavirus Hit, & Here's Why We Chose To Stay

By Lilli Petersen
Within the span of weeks, the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, which causes the respiratory illness COVID-19, has gone from a localized concern to a worldwide pandemic. Since January 2020, the virus has spread across the globe, with over 460,000…

Dogsled Musher Blair Braverman Is Living Your Childhood Adventure Dreams

By Lilli Petersen
Have you ever dreamed about running away from it all and going exploring? As a kid, did you fantasize about escaping into the wilderness with your dog to explore the unknown, and coming home windswept and full of tales of rugged individualism? For…

Elizabeth Warren Shared The Most Bittersweet Words To End Her 2020 Campaign

By Lilli Petersen
And then there were two. On Thursday, March 5, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren dropped out of the 2020 presidential race, leaving the election without a prominent woman, and a lot of her supporters devastated. Shortly after the news broke on…

Twitter Is Heartbroken About Elizabeth Warren Ending Her 2020 Campaign

By Lilli Petersen
It's been a good ride, folks. On Thursday, March 5, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren dropped out of the 2020 presidential race, according to reports from The New York Times and CNN. The senator's reported departure comes after disappointing…

Twitter Is Horrified After Trump Called Coronavirus Concerns A Political "Hoax"

By Lilli Petersen
While most of the world is concerned about the spread of coronavirus, President Donald Trump doesn't seem overly worried. At least, not according to comments he made in South Carolina on Friday, Feb. 28, when he implied criticisms of his…

I'm Swooning At Barack Obama's Valentine's Post To Michelle

By Lilli Petersen
Leave it to our 44th president to manage to still be suave AF about his wife of nearly three decades. On Feb. 14, Barack Obama posted a sweet Valentine's Day message to Michelle, thanking her for being his favorite dance partner for the past 25-plus…

Michelle Obama's Valentine's Day Post Has Me Feeling All Warm & Fuzzy

By Lilli Petersen
Do you smell the love in the air? It's the most romantic day of the year, and amidst all the chocolate hearts, teddy bears, and sappy cards, there are a few nuggets of True Romance™ out there. Like, Michelle Obama's Instagram for Valentine's Day.…

Trump Posted A Meme About Being Re-Elected After The Impeachment Vote

By Lilli Petersen
After some three and a half months, it's all over. On Wednesday, Feb. 5, the Senate voted to acquit President Donald Trump on two articles of impeachment, on obstruction of Congress and abuse of power respectively. The vote was the final act in the…

This Is What It’s Like To Be Burned Out By The Time You’re 23

By Lilli Petersen
Krystal has been working full-time for less than two years, but she already knows how burnout feels. Her hands clench into claws and she gestures toward her neck as she describes the sensation. “Like a straitjacket,” the 23-year-old says. “I just……

Here's What We Know About Whether The Chiefs Will Visit The White House

By Lilli Petersen
Spoiler alert and a huge congratulations to the Kansas City Chiefs, who just won the 2020 Super Bowl. There are some amazing things in players' future from here — bragging rights, Super Bowl rings, and, we can assume, a killer party. But will the…

People Are Calling Out Chiefs Fans For Doing This Chant At The Super Bowl

By Lilli Petersen
Sports and sports fandom have a long and (mostly) honorable history, but there are some traditions that really should be left in the past. At the Kansas City Chiefs' first Super Bowl in decades, a lot of people were unhappy about one tradition in…

Trump Has 2 New Super Bowl Ads & Twitter Has A Lot To Say About Them

By Lilli Petersen
Super Bowl Sunday is finally here, and by now, you should have your foam finger and your nachos ready to go. But in case you forgot that it's still an election year, President Donald Trump is here to remind you, even during the big game. Thanks, I…

Here's What Trump Can & Can't Do About Declaring War

By Lilli Petersen
Just when you all thought 2020 was coming in quietly, President Donald Trump pulled a move that has casual observers to (reportedly) his own military advisers reeling. On Jan. 2, Trump ordered a military strike on Iranian General Qassem Soleimani,…

This Teen Is Taking Surfing To The Olympics For The First Time Ever

By Lilli Petersen
For the first time ever, get ready to catch some waves at the 2020 Summer Olympics. Surfer Caroline Marks sure is. The 17-year-old will be part of the upcoming — and first-ever — Olympic surfing team in the sport's debut at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic…

Ivanka Shared A Photo Of Her Children To Celebrate Hanukkah

By Lilli Petersen
Impeachmas may be dominating the news cycle, but it's not the only holiday the first family is celebrating. While President Donald Trump is known for celebrating Christmas, his daughter is Jewish, and Ivanka Trump's Instagram for Hanukkah 2019 was,…

Trump's Christmas Card Apparently Came With An Impeachment Addition

By Lilli Petersen
The holiday season is officially in full swing no matter what you celebrate, and the White House has the accoutrement to prove it. On Dec. 18, the White House unveiled their annual holiday card for 2019, and apparently decided to add some…

Twitter Dug Up Trump Jr.'s Embarrassing Old Tweet About Impeachment

By Lilli Petersen
Remember, kids, the internet never forgets. On Wednesday, Dec. 18, Congress made history when the House voted to impeach President Donald Trump on two articles of impeachment. The White House did not immediately respond to Elite Daily's request for…