This Wednesday lets all take a moment to marvel in the brilliance that is chef Angela Dimayuga’s response to a request to be interviewed for Ivanka Trump’s website.
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.
Writer Adi Heyman sent the request to Dimayuga via a DM on Instagram. My favorite part of her message was when Heyman described the site as a “non-political platform of empowerment for modern working women.” Sure, Adi keep telling yourself that. Dimayuga then posted the exchange on her account for the world to see, complete with a #fucktrump!
Needless to say I’ve been crushing on this babe all week. Not only is she a dreamboat and her queer fuck you response to Ivanka gives me all the feels, she is an immense talent in the culinary world and is the executive chef of Mission Chinese Food in NY. Who’s up for a trip to NYC?
See you next week and stay angry kids!