An Instagram accountis delivering pointed and important messages to Ivanka Trump on a daily basis.
Dubbed "Dear Ivanka," the account regularly pens letters to Ivanka Trump that are critical of her father's administration's position on women's issues, LGBT issues and the climate. The account is backed by the HALT Action Group, an ambiguous activist organization that has been tied to curator Alison Gingeras and artist Jonathan Horowitz.
Dear Ivanka's decision to go after Trump's eldest daughter is both a shrewd and controversial political move. She is seen by many as the Trump family member with the "strongest brand," and she's also been tied to several left-leaning organizations that could be allies for Democrats who want to contain Trump's Republican administration.
The published letters to Ivanka are sparking lots of interesting political discourse on Instagram, a place not usually known for its in-depth political conversations, and they aren't shying away from anything.
One post asks the self-described advocate for working women to imagine what motherhood would be like if she hadn't been born into privilege: "Tom Price is our Secretary of Health and Human Service, we are post-Affordable Health Care Act, and getting that baby out of your body is going to require a major out-of-pocket payment that will bankrupt you. Aren't we a nation that believes in human rights?"
If the reports that Donald Trump trusts no one more than his daughter are true, the Instagram account's plan to get her attention might be a bold and potentially effective move. The account already as over 11,000 followers and has posted 84 different times.
With such divisiveness in this election, maybe there is hope that Ivanka could be a middle-ground player in a controversial Trump administration. If Dear Ivanka succeeds in its mission, she's going to hear the concerns of many Americans.
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