Last week, the executive chef at New York City‘s Mission Chinese Food received an strange invitation out of the blue from a representative of the First Family.
Angela Dimayuga says she got a direct message on Instagram from a freelance writer from IvankaTrump.com. The writer said she was a “long time fan” and wanted to interview Dimayuga as a strong female entrepreneur.
The out chef was not having it, but she was a pro,
“Thank you for thinking of me. I’m glad you are a fan of my work so much that you want to provide more visibility for my career to inspire ‘other working women.’ However, I’m for women who actually empower other women.
I don’t believe that IvankaTrump.com is truly ‘a non-political platform of empowerment for [women]’. So long as the name Trump is involved, it is political and frankly, an option for the IvankaTrump.com business to make a profit.
I don’t see anything empowering about defunding Planned Parenthood, barring asylum from women refugees, rolling back safeguards for equal pay, and treating POC/LGBT and the communities that support these groups like second class citizens.
As a queer person of color and daughter of immigrant parents I am not interested in being profiled as an aspirational figure for those that support a brand and a President that slyly disparages female empowerment. Sharing my story with a brand and family that silences our same voices is futile.
Thank you for the consideration.“
Don’t worry Ivanka, that burn is covered under Obamacare.
(via LGBTQ Nation)