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Zaya Wade on How Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade Let Him Pick Her Identity at 3 Years Old

The daughter of Dwanye Wade, Zaya Wade has addressed hateful comments thrown at her on social media and also talked about inner beauty. Social media is full of depressed and toxic people and it’s always dangerous to put one’s business out there.

Once you put your private stuff out there be prepared for hateful comments. According to Vlad;

Two weeks ago, Zaya Wade made headlines when photos surfaced online of her engaged in a kiss with her boyfriend. Her bold statement was ridiculed by many of her naysayers, while also praised by many of her supporters. This is a narrative that trans celebrities like herself have come to know all too well. Therefore, in a recent interview with People magazine, the 14-year-old daughter of Dwyane Wade addressed how she has learned to thrive in a world where she has become the subject of love and hate, in very a public forum, by referencing the motherly advice that has been bestowed upon her by Gabrielle Union.

“As a trans person, once I came out, there was a lot of hateful comments about how I should grow my hair out long or fit into a certain version of femininity, even though that’s not true at all,” Zaya said. “That kind of advice is just trying to break you, but don’t let it.”

“[My stepmother, Gabrielle Union], telling me that not everyone in the world and in the media is going to be truthful about what you look like…I don’t have to believe everything they say. The only thing I have to believe is what I feel and what beauty means to me…I think focusing on inner beauty is the most important.”

Zaya’s comments came during a joint interview with her stepmother and People magazine, while they were promoting a new anti-hate/self-love campaign with Dove called #DetoxYourFeed.

Dwyane Wade said he let Zaya pick his identity when he was only 3 years old. That is when his son decided she wanted to be his daughter.

Dwyane Wade says trans daughter Zaya knew gender identity since she was 3 years old.

“It was a process for us to sit down with our daughter and find out what she likes and who she is,” Wade said to Good Morning America. Wade said he had to do a lot of self-reflecting to understand how to support his daughter.

“My daughter was my first interaction when it comes to having to deal with this conversation,” he explained. “Hopefully I’m dealing with it the right way. … Inside our home we see the smile on my daughter’s face, we see the confidence that she’s able to walk around and be herself and that’s when you know you’re doing right.”

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