Zaya Wade is wowing her dad, Dwyane Wade, with her flair for fashion as she walks him through her latest look.
Zaya, who is also the stepdaughter of the actress Gabrielle Union, uploaded some hilarious behind-the-scenes videos from a picture session to her Instagram account on Tuesday.
In the movie, which is just a few seconds long, Zaya, who is 15 years old, strikes several poses while sporting the half-up hairdo that she introduced earlier this month. The soundtrack for the reel is the uplifting version of Kaytranada’s smash song “Intimidated,” which features H.E.R.
Additionally, Zaya can be seen donning a statement dress by One/Of that is adorned with motifs resembling foliage and red florals. Large ruffles that fall from high to low are the finishing touch on the off-the-shoulder garment.
Zaya chose to keep the caption brief by just adding a happy face.
The former NBA player proudly added three heart-eye emojis to the comment box, which resulted in more than 160 likes being given to his post.
Zaya, who came out as transgender in 2020, has gotten unwavering support from both Dwyane, age 40, and the Bring It On star, age 49, ever since she came out.
During an interview for the Dove Self-Esteem Project conducted in collaboration with Union, Zaya spoke out about the ways in which she has been affected by harmful beauty advice found online.
She went on to explain, “As a trans person, once I came out, there were a lot of hateful comments about how I should grow my hair out long or fit into a certain version of femininity, even though neither of those things is true at all.” “As a trans person,” she said, “once I came out, there were a lot of hateful comments about how I should grow my hair out long.” This type of guidance is just intended to tear you down, but you must not give in to it.
It is essential, in Union’s opinion, that she and her husband “make an effort” to impress Zaya on the significance of “inner beauty.”
“Even if you are a stunner or a ‘classically attractive person,’ you are not particularly beautiful at all if your soul is corrupt,” Union remarked. “We make an effort to place an emphasis on virtues such as compassion, love, acceptance, and joy. It is my sincere desire that this shines brightly from the inside out. We make it a point to emphasize that there is more than one way to be a woman or to have a feminine identity when it comes to how she navigates the world.”
“There are a billion ways to exist because there are billions of people, and each person has the ability to decide for themselves how they want to exist in the world and how they want to move through the world,” the actress continued. “There are a billion ways to move through the world because there are billions of people.” We had a conversation with her about avoiding anti-Blackness and not putting an emphasis on Eurocentric standards of beauty.
In point of fact, Zaya has taken the star of Cheaper by the Dozen’s advice to heart. “Her informing me that not everyone in the world and in the media is going to be true about what you look like,” Zaya reflected when asked about the most significant lesson she had learned.
“It is not necessary for me to take anything they say at face value. The only thing I am required to have faith in is what I experience and what I consider to be beautiful “She went on to say more. “I believe that placing an emphasis on one’s inner beauty is of the utmost importance.”