Michelle Obama gave Dwyane Wade’s 13-year-old daughter, Zaya, some incredible life tips during a video on Thursday.
“What advice do you have for teens who want to be themselves and thrive like you have and currently are?” Zaya asked while interviewing the former first lady.
“Well, like you have and currently are,” the Chicago native clarified. “I am just so proud of you, you know, being just an amazing role model and embracing your truth.”
Obama went on to say that it “take[s] time to know what yourself is” as a teenager, explaining, “My first piece of advice is be patient with yourself, No. 1. At your age, or in the teenage years and probably through your 20s, you’re gonna be experimenting with so many versions of yourself, right? All young people are trying on different versions, different voices, they’re learning more about their intellect, they’re learning about what they love, what they’re good at, what they like. This is the period of exploration.”
Zaya’s stepmom, Gabrielle Union, jumped in the comment section and said, “I’m sooooo proud!!!!!!! You are such a star!”
It was back in February 2020 when Zaya came out as trans.