Zaya Wade isn’t letting the hate get to her.

Whereas talking in a joint interview for People with stepmother Gabrielle Union for the Dove Self-Esteem Challenge, the 14-year-old teen opened up about how she’s been affected by social media criticism about her look since coming out as transgender in 2020.

“As a trans individual, as soon as I got here out, there was a whole lot of hateful feedback about how I ought to develop my hair out lengthy or match right into a sure model of femininity, though that is not true in any respect,” she advised the publication. “That type of recommendation is simply attempting to interrupt you, however do not let it.”

Zaya—daughter of retired NBA star Dwyane Wade—has leaned on her household for recommendation, telling Folks that crucial lesson that she’s realized from the Cheaper by the Dozen actress is “that not everybody on the planet and within the media goes to be truthful about what you seem like.”

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