Meet Zaya Wade. After Dwyane Wade opened up about his12-year-old coming out as transgender, wife Gabrielle Union introduced their daughter Zaya to the world.
"She's compassionate, loving, whip smart and we are so proud of her," the actress wrote on Twitter. Union also shared an inspiring conversation between Zaya and her father. In the video, Zaya said she hopes people will live their truth despite any fear.
"Don't even think about that, you know, just be true to yourself," she declared. "What's the point of being on this earth if you're going to try to be someone you're not? It's like, you're not even living as yourself, which is the dumbest concept to me. Be true and don't really care what the 'stereotypical way' of being you is."
Zaya continued, "I think and I know it can get tough, definitely. But I think you push through and you be the best you... I think even through hard times, you gotta just push through. It's worth it. I feel like it's very worth it when you reach that point of yourself."
"Feeling free," remarked Dwyane. "Feeling like you don't have to hide."
"Yeah," Zaya affirmed. "Where you can look in the mirror and say, like, 'Hi,' to yourself. 'Nice to meet you' instead of, like, 'I don't really know who I am' like a full identity crisis."
Check out the video below.