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This Queer Chef Has Zero Interest In Being Profiled By Ivanka Trump's Website

By Aimee Lutkin

Chef Angela Dimayuga was surprised to see freelance writer Adi Heyman slide into her DMs recently.  "I would love to conduct an interview (via telephone/email) with you spotlighting your work as a strong female entrepreneur,” wrote Heyman, calling her work "extraordinary." 

The catch to all this positive press? It was for Ivanka Trump's website. 

Heyman went on to reassure Dimayuga that the website was “a non-political platform of empowerment for modern working women.” Dimayuga is the executive chef at Mission Chinese Food, so she has certainly accomplished extraordinary things. However, she disagreed with Heyman's characterization of an Ivanka property.

In a long response which Dimayuga screenshot for Instagram, she laid into the idea of Ivanka Trump profiting off her story in any way. Dimayuga is queer, the child of immigrants, and a woman of color. In her letter she says that any amplification of her voice through Ivanka's publication wouldn't put a dent in all the techniques the Trump family is using to silence people like her all over the country. Here's her letter in full: