Soul singer Sade's transgender son took to Instagram to thank his famous mother for supporting him throughout his transition from male to female.
Izaak Theo Adu, born Mickailia 'Ila' Adu, has spent the past six months recovering from phalloplasty surgery. The surgery is a reconstructive procedure typically undergone by transgender and non-binary people, per Metro.
"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" 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," he wrote on Instagram.
"My dad always says "keep your eyes on the horizon" and that's what I do, because through all this pain is the comfort that it's not forever and I have the rest of my life ahead of me and I am so, SO DAMN EXCITED, I just have to remind myself to be patient sometimes as I'm sure we all do. Big up to my Mumma, Pappa, family and friends for all the support you give me on the daily, it'll never be forgotten #ftm #trans #transgender #transman #tpoc #tmoc #selfmademan #phalloplasty #thisiswhattranslookslike #yaaaaas"