February 13, 2021
Former NBA star Dwyane Wade's transgender daughter Zaya Wade is all shades happy as she dances in a tiny string jumpsuit while showing off her red hair in a new Instagram video.
The 2021 Super Bowl weekend will undoubtedly stand apart in history due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Still, there were plenty of side attractions to keep social media buzzing for the whole month.
From fans to celebrities, everyone seemed to be caught up with the Super Bowl weekend fever, and Dwyane Wade's transgender daughter Zaya was quick to join the party.
On Sunday, February 7, Zaya took to her Instagram page to upload a cute video of herself out on the lawn, busting some well-choreographed dance moves alongside an unidentified friend.
Zaya was adorned in a navy blue tiny string jumpsuit that flowed loosely on her body while sporting red hair. She captioned the video:
"When you find that lipgloss, and the sun hits different."
The teenager was flanked by her friend, who wore a white round neck T-shirt tied above the belly button with yellow sweatpants. The duo danced happily under the full glow of the sun.
Zaya's journey to coming to terms with her sexuality began a decade ago, but she eventually came out as a transgender girl to her parents when she was 12.
She made her first public appearance since coming out as transgender at the Truth Awards in Los Angeles.
Apart from Zaya's courage, another particularly inspiring angle of her coming out story has been the unwavering support she has received from her dad and stepmom, Gabrielle Union.
Over the last few months, Wade has been very vocal about his daughter's journey to living her truth and the supportive role he and Union have played in the aftermath of Zaya's coming out. During an appearance on "Good Morning America," he told Robin Roberts:
"This is her life every day. This is no game to us. We're all about protecting her heart, we're about protecting her joy and to do that, we have to support her."
And Zaya definitely appreciates all the love and support she has been getting from her parents. Last year, she celebrated Pride month with a fitting tribute to Wade and Union.
The 13-year-old shared an adorable photo of herself with her father and Union and sweetly captioned it, "Stronger together #happypride."
In March 2020, the couple also showed support for Zaya as she made her first public appearance since coming out as transgender at the Truth Awards in Los Angeles.
Wade and Union's support for Zaya has undoubtedly provided her with the confidence to live her truth. But that does not take anything from her growing strength in character.