This queer chef wasn’t having this journalist who wanted to interview her for Ivanka Trump’s website because, well, duh.
Angela Dimayuga, the executive chef of Mission Chinese Food, was approached by a freelance writer for an article for IvankaTrump.com. The writer, Adi Heyman, called Ivanka’s site a “non-political platform of empowerment for modern working women.”
LOL, OK, whatever you have to tell yourself.
“I would love to conduct an interview (via telephone/email) with you spotlighting your work as a strong female entrepreneur,” wrote Heyman.
Of course, Dimayuga wasn’t buying into it. She completely destroyed the journalist with this thoughtful, well-written reply.
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.
Was is that noise I hear? It sounds like someone was just DESTROYED.
Apparently, Dimayuga was met with a lot of love and support for speaking out and telling off Heyman in a classy way.
“The sheer number of people that have been supportive just shows that there is a stronger and bigger community than I see on the day-to-day that are willing to actually help, protect, support women and those in marginalized communities,” Dimayuba told the Huffington Post.
You hear that, Ivanka? Maybe you should start taking notes.