Being the First Daughter is hard work… there is just no time for a massage.
Ivanka Trump, the daughter of the US president and his advisor, has said she didn’t have time to meditate or have a massage during her father’s successful election campaign.
Donald Trump’s daughter went into ‘survival mode’ during the campaign, she writes in her new book, Women who Work: Rewriting the Rules for Success.
The book, her second, was published on Tuesday, and is the follow-up to her 2010 work, The Trump Card: Playing to Win in Work and Life.
Ms Trump, 35, and her husband Jared Kushner, 36, have both been appointed advisors to the president. The couple have three children.
‘Women who work are real,’ she writes in her new book, most of which was written before her father was elected president.
‘Becoming comfortable authentically expressing myself as a female executive with kids was a bit of a journey for me.’
She wrote: ‘During extremely high-capacity times, like during the campaign, I went into survival mode: I worked and I was with my family; I didn’t do much else.
‘Honestly, I wasn’t treating myself to a massage or making much time for self-care. I wish I could have awoken early to meditate for twenty minutes.’
According to an extract from her book published in Fortune, she wrote: ‘I began to wonder whether I had been doing women who work a disservice by not owning the reality that, because I’ve got an infant, I’m in my bathrobe at 7am and there’s puréed avocado all over me.
‘I realised that it might be helpful in changing the narrative – even in a small way – to, for example, debunk the superwoman myth by posting a photo that my husband candidly snapped of me digging in the garden with the kids in our backyard, my hair in a messy ponytail, dirt on my cheek.’
Since joining the Trump administration, she has stepped back from managing her fashion brand and she left her real estate development role with the family-owned Trump Organization.