Sade‘s transgender son, Izaak Theo, opens up about his post-reconstructive surgery scars and transition in an Instagram post.
Izaak has been documenting his journey with the world on Instagram and with videos on Youtube. As he continues to very transparent on his journey, he wants the world to know that he is “free,” and he is “who I was born to be.”
The “Smooth Operator” son posted a picture of his scars captioned:
“My scars are here
They set me free
To be who I was born to be
At times it was hard to find the light
Didn’t know if I’d make it to the other side
But here I am.
I wear my scars with pride ✊🏾✊🏾✊🏾✊🏾✊🏾✊🏾✊🏾✊🏾✊🏾”
Last July, he described how emotionally and physically taxing the transitioning process was.
“This process is trying, tiring, painful, emotionally exhausting, physically exhausting, uncomfortable (like I can’t sleep like a normal human being rn lol) I often ask myself ‘why the fuck do I have to endure this to be who I am,’” he wrote. “But at the end of the day this is the path that was laid out for me and I’ll walk it to the end.”
Sade has been by her son’s side and supports him through it all, which Izaak shared in an Instagram post. “It’s been a long hard road, but We did it!! We are coming home!!!! Thank you for staying by my side these past 6 months Mumma. Thank you for fighting with me to complete the man I am. Thank you for your encouragement when things are hard, for the love you give me. The purest heart. I love you so much. Queen of queens ♥️ .
Izaak Theo was born Mickailia “Ila” Adu in 1996 and is the only child born to Sade. He first came out publicly as transgender in 2016.