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This queer chef gloriously shuts down Ivanka Trump's invitation for interview

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This queer chef gloriously shuts down Ivanka Trump's invitation for interview
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Queer chef Angela Dimayuga

Queer chef, Angela Dimayuga, shut down Ivanka Trump in the most satisfying way.

Dimayuga is the executive chef of Mission Chinese Food in New York is a proud ‘queer person of color.’

When approached by a contributing writer for IvankaTrump.com for an interview, Dimayuga was understandably suspicious.

The freelance writer, Adi Heyman, describes the website as ‘a non-political platform of empowerment for modern working women.’

The inquiry to Dimayuga’s Instagram page began: ‘I have been a long time fan of your pioneering work in the culinary field!

‘I would love to conduct an interview with you spotlighting your work as a strong female entrepreneur,’ Heyman wrote.

Dimayuga saw the inquiry while at work but decided to wait and collaborate a response with activist friend Shakirah Simley.

Read the queer chef’s response in full below:

‘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,’ the response concluded.

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The queer chef smashing stereotypes

When asked by the Huffington Post why she decided to make the post public, Dimayuga explained she wanted to ‘show solidarity’ with others like her.

Dimayuga said: ‘It’s important for me to acknowledge the intersectional community in which I’ve been able to creatively thrive in.

‘I learned that only 6% of executive positions in kitchens are held by women.

‘I am also queer, and have immigrant parents,’ she said.

She believes she has a responsibility to be vocal about issues like this because of her unique point of view.


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