Zoe Zorka

Bio

Zoe is a contributing writer based in Salt Lake City, UT. In addition to writing for Elite Daily, she has just released her first book, Turn Our Eyes Away. You can read more about it at www.turnoureyesaway.com.

Here Are The 5 Times Giving It 100 Percent Will Actually Screw You Over

By Zoe Zorka
We've heard it since we were little kids growing up, our tiny hands poised on pencils, ready to take our timed tests. We heard it as our little determined faces made serious little pouts. We heard it as pensive high school students, trying to pen…

Why Lena Dunham And Amy Schumer Shouldn't Be Anyone's Feminist Role Models

By Zoe Zorka
Two hundred years ago, women had to beg and plead to get the attention of male lawmakers as they attempted to secure basic rights for females... rights such as voting, owning property and receiving basic public education. In today's hyper-connected…

The Squad Life Chose Me: 5 Reasons You Wouldn't Survive Without Your Girl Gang

By Zoe Zorka
Squads: Taylor Swift has one, Leonardo DiCaprio has one and even the pope himself showed up with one when he visited the United States last year. While some people roll their eyes at obsessive hashtagging and captioning of "squad," "squad goals,"…

6 Reasons You Can't Pull The 'Sisterhood' Card On Female Candidates

By Zoe Zorka
With just a year to go before the 2016 presidential election, the candidates, press and public are not mincing words. While much of the rhetoric is the same as years past, this year -- with two serious female contenders -- the typical mud-slinging…

Obama’s Budget Proposal: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

By Zoe Zorka
As Obama edges his way into his golden years as President of the United States, one can reasonably compare him to an aging grandparent or great-uncle. First, he clearly does not give a damn anymore, as evidenced his by impromptu comments during the…

How This Generation Has Made The American Dream Attainable Again

By Zoe Zorka
It’s been said by many that the American Dream is dead and most of us Millennials have little chance of achieving it — unless we were born wealthy, have an athletic or musical talent, or are incredibly lucky. Suze Orman bluntly declared, “The…

4 Ways Our Teenage Selves Knew True Love Better Than We Do Now

By Zoe Zorka
Recently, I admonished a male friend of mine for only dating much younger women. While he’s on the wrong side of 25, he prefers to date girls who are 18 and 19 (always legal). When I asked him why, his explanation was far different than I would have…

6 Types Of Friends You'll Find Yourself Breaking Up With In Your 20s

By Zoe Zorka
Recently, my social media outlets have been blowing up with memes about how “the best friends are the ones who have known you the longest.” Or, “your best friends are the ones from childhood." Blah, blah, blah. While I can appreciate the sentiment…

Why Voter ID Laws Are Actually A Good Thing

By Zoe Zorka
Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not reflect the official position of Elite Daily It seems nowadays as soon as somebody even mentions “voter ID laws,” a great deal of controversy ensues. The…

9 Ways Finding A Partner Is All About Having The Right Sales Pitch

By Zoe Zorka
I’ve never considered myself a salesperson. I have sold gym memberships, used cars, slushies, IT services, beer and more used cars. But, I've never truly enjoyed the sales aspect of my work. I was watching "Shark Tank" the other night and a…

A History Of Marriage Equality: Why You Should Care About Same-Sex Marriage Issues

By Zoe Zorka
This week, SCOTUS issued an additional order from its September 29 conference, which effectively denied review of all seven of the petitions arising from challenges to state bans on same-sex marriage. This paves the way for the legalization of gay…

7 Reasons Why All 20-Something Guys Need That One Best Girl Friend

By Zoe Zorka
The dating world can be just as difficult to navigate for guys as it is for girls. Sometimes, a guy needs a girl to center him, unconditionally love him and prevent him from going home with a toothless, middle-aged dental assistant — all without…

5 Reasons Why Male Birth Control Might Just Be Able To Save The World

By Zoe Zorka
One of the most exciting recent news stories was the Parsemus Foundation's announcement that a male birth control shot could hit the market as early as 2017. As someone who has always promoted fairness and equality, this is incredible news that…

10 Ways To Tell The Difference Between A Bad B*tch And A Basic B*tch

By Zoe Zorka
Thanks to the rise of this popular YouTube video, the term “bad bitch” has been on the tip of everyone’s tongue this summer. Yet, despite the clichéd rap lyrics, few people actually understand what really differentiates the bad bitches from the…

The Problems Our Generation Faces With The Fourth Wave Of Feminism

By Zoe Zorka
On a cold day in March 1913, more than 8,000 people (men and women) took to the streets to “march in a spirit of protest against the present political organization of society, from which women [were] excluded.” These men and women braved frigid…

Why Hashtag Activism Should Be Replaced By Greater Action To Make A Difference In The World

By Zoe Zorka
The abduction of more than 300 girls from a school in Chibok, Nigeria, by Islamic extremist group, Boko Haram, has sparked global outrage and conversation surrounding the issue since taking place in April. In an effort to bring attention to the…

The Great Grad School Debate: 5 Reasons To Reconsider That Second Degree

By Zoe Zorka
If you’re one of the millions of college graduates celebrating the end of your undergraduate experience, you might find yourself entertaining various options about your future. Maybe you’re one of the lucky ones that has a job with a $60K salary…