NEW YORK, NY –
Dwayne Wade and his wife Gabrielle Union have been very supportive of their 12-year old’s gender identity.
Their child, born Zion, expressed to them concerns about their gender identity. Zion became Zaya and indicated that she’d like to be referred to as a female. Where must parents ruin their children’s lives by imposing upon them, Dwayne and Gabby have done the exact opposite.
They’ve been Zaya’s biggest supporters and I love it.
In fact, Dwayne Wade sees Zaya as a leader even in her young age. “I looked at her and said ‘you are a leader. You are a leader and this is our opportunity to allow you to be a voice.’ Right now it’s through us because she’s 12 years old, but eventually it will be through her,” Wade told Ellen.
Hearing Zaya talk about life is quite the conversation. It’s hard to believe that this child is only 12 years old. Her world view for self appreciation and self realization is wisdom that some people live 100 years and never decipher.