announced Wednesday that it would rescind federal
protections for transgender students, a move that deeply
distressed Isabel Rose, whose 8-year-old daughter, Sadie, is
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That night, Rose realized just how much the announcement had
frightened Sadie, she told BuzzFeed News.
“As I was tucking her into bed, she said to me with
completely sincere worry, ‘Mommy, what if Trump comes to my
school and makes me use the boy’s room? Do I get the
Rose quickly comforted her daughter and said she should keep
using the girl’s room. But it was a tough conversation, she
response, Rose penned an impassioned
open letter to Ivanka Trump asking her to take action in
protecting transgender children.
It’s been widely shared online since it was published Friday.
Rose shares a surprising number of similarities to Trump, she
points out in the letter. Both come from notable New York
real estate families, attended prestigious schools, married
Jewish men, and now have young children.