Zaya Wade just wants to live her best life and that’s exactly what she is doing.
The 12-year-old spoke out for the first time during an interview with Where is the Buzz TV at the Truth Awards on Sunday and said “it feels great” when asked how it felt to be an inspiration to others.
“I feel like there was always something that was like I was meant to do, but I was never able to find it… I eventually just stopped looking for it, and I think I found it,” she said.
Zaya also stated how important it is for all people to “experience life to the fullest.”
“I think that really includes knowing who you are truly and being able to show other people who you are. And that’s just what it’s all about,” She added eloquently.
The Truth Awards honors Black men and women in the LGBTQ community.
“We do not have all the answers, but us speaking out and so many others speaking out, it allows for others to be educated, it allows the narrative to change. The more we speak on things, the more we talk about things, so that’s all we’re doing. As we’re becoming educated, we’re trying to educate. So that’s a part of us being allies.”
Watch the full interview below.