Yasaman Khorsandi

Yasaman is a news writer for Elite Daily who has been published In Newsweek, Collide Magazine and The Clause. She is a freelance journalist living in New York City. Follow her on Twitter @yaskhorsandi

This Is Who Wore Black To The State Of The Union To Support Survivors Of Sexual Harassment

ByYasaman Khorsandi
As was expected, women from the Democratic Women's Working Group (DWWG), as well as multiple men, showed up wearing all black to Donald Trump's first State of the Union (SOTU) on Jan. 30. The idea to wear black was initially proposed by…

It's Going To Be A While Until The Next State Of The Union Speech, So Relax

ByYasaman Khorsandi
President Donald Trump delivered his first State of the Union (SOTU) address as president on Tuesday, Jan. 30. For those that are bursting with anticipation for Trump's next public address, you may be wondering, when's the next State of the Union?…

Republicans Think This Memo Could Help Trump In The Russia Investigation

ByYasaman Khorsandi
On Monday, Jan. 29, Republican lawmakers voted in favor of releasing a classified memo that alleges some kind of misconduct by senior FBI officials involved in the Russia investigation. Despite objections from both the Department of Justice and…

This Is Who Melania Trump Is Watching The State Of The Union With

ByYasaman Khorsandi
Every year, House and Senate leaders bring their plus-one guests to join them for the State of the Union (SOTU) address, but one of the most important plus-ones are those accompanying the first lady. Each year, the first lady invites a number of…

There Are So Many Reasons Why People Really, Really Don't Like The Patriots

ByYasaman Khorsandi
The 2018 Super Bowl is coming up on Feb. 4, and for many fans of the sport, it really means hate-watching the New England Patriots and cheering on the underdog, the Philadelphia Eagles. No one doubts the Patriots' skill and success, having won five…

This State Of The Union Guest Is Sending An Important Message To Trump

ByYasaman Khorsandi
President Donald Trump will give his first State of the Union (SOTU) address on Tuesday, Jan. 30, and one unlikely guest will be in the audience to stir up controversy. Representative Joe Kennedy invited Staff Sergeant Patricia King as his SOTU…

There Are So Many Ways To Watch Trump's First State Of The Union, So Don't Miss Out

ByYasaman Khorsandi
On Tuesday, Jan. 30, President Donald Trump will deliver his first State of the Union (SOTU) address. The address follows the recent three-day government shutdown, as well as six Democratic leaders announcing that they will not attend Trump's first…

Millennials Could Change Congress, But You're Going To Need To Get Involved

ByYasaman Khorsandi
According to a new NBC News/GenForward survey, millennials' political views show they're unhappy with Congress, but those findings didn't show that our generation doesn't care about policy. While many may feel a great deal of apprehension towards…

Barack Obama Officiated A Wedding & I Could Not Be More Jealous

ByYasaman Khorsandi
Well, everybody can tip our hats to this newlywed couple for having the best wedding of 2018. Not because they are a celebrity power couple, or because they had the most lavish wedding location, but because Barack Obama officiated their wedding. Two…

Ivanka Trump's Got Other Plans While Her Dad Heads To Switzerland

ByYasaman Khorsandi
On Thursday, Jan. 25, President Donald Trump landed in Switzerland, where he's going to make an appearance at the World Economic Forum in Davos. He plans to meet with a number of global leaders while there. The international forum comes just two…

Aly Raisman Spoke About Giving Her Nassar Statement In Court & It's Devastating

ByYasaman Khorsandi
On Wednesday, Jan. 24, former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison on 10 separate counts of criminal sexual conduct. Nassar's sentencing hearing lasted seven days as over 150 young women gave public…

Trump's First State Of The Union Is Getting Boycotted & It's Not A Good Look

ByYasaman Khorsandi
President Donald Trump's first State of the Union address (SOTU), marking one year into his presidency, is coming up on Jan. 30. The president will give a speech that is addressed to the nation, but is actually recited in the House chamber of the…

The Nassar Case Victims Are Being Supported By This Compassionate Judge

ByYasaman Khorsandi
As of Tuesday, Jan. 23, nearly 140 women and girls have publicly given damning statements against former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar. Over the past few years, Olympic athletes and gymnasts have come forward with allegations that Nassar…

This New Study Will Totally Change How You Think About Vaping

ByYasaman Khorsandi
The rise of e-cigarettes is a fairly new industry, so not a great deal of research has been conducted to determine its longterm effects. A new report released on Tuesday, Jan. 23 by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine found…

Barack Obama's First State Of The Union Is Way Too Relevant Today

ByYasaman Khorsandi
President Donald Trump will give his first State of the Union (SOTU) address on Jan. 30, 2018 — a televised speech given in the House chamber of the U.S. Capitol detailing the current state of the United States and what he intends to do (and has…

The USA Gymnastics Board Is Finally Taking Steps In The Nassar Abuse Case

ByYasaman Khorsandi
On Monday, Jan. 22, members of the USA Gymnastics Board of Directors announced their resignation in light of the Larry Nassar sexual abuse case. Effective Jan. 21, 2018, the organization plans to "move forward in implementing change within our…

Donald Trump's First State Of The Union Is Coming Up, So Get Your Popcorn Ready

ByYasaman Khorsandi
It's almost that time of year where the leader of the free world makes a highly publicized speech to let us know how well we are functioning as a country. We don't need a State of the Union (SOTU) address to know that we perhaps aren't doing so…

This Teenage Snowboarding Phenom Will Be Your Fav At The Winter Olympics — EXCLUSIVE

ByYasaman Khorsandi
The 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, are just weeks away, but one snowboarder in particular has been counting down the years before she was old enough to compete. 17-year-old Chloe Kim is headed to the Olympics for the first time,…

Congress Is Changing How They're Handling Sexual Harassment & It's A Step Forward

ByYasaman Khorsandi
On Thursday, Jan. 18, Congress released legislation known as the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 Reform Act, or more commonly known as the new bill that is combatting sexual harassment in Congress. Sexual harassment allegations hit Congress…

This Is How You Can Support The Women's March Without Going Outside

ByYasaman Khorsandi
Throughout the weekend of Jan. 20, 2018, the historic Women's March is coming back for round two, and people are expecting an impact and turnout that matches — or possibly exceeds — last year's original marches. Last January, a number of…