Gabrielle Union says though she and her family has created a safe space for their daughter, Zaya Wade. Yet, Zaya still has to fight every day.
Gab Union is gearing up to star in a film titled ‘The Inspection.’ In the film she plays a mother to a gay son, who joins the Marines and fights to become successful in a system that was not designed for him.
Gab speaks on the film in a recent interview. She explains, “as a mother, I just wanna be part of healing for a child. I wanted to be there as a mother except that wasn’t my job and it was kind of difficult to separate me as a mother, me as a producer and me as an actor because I just wanted to hold him. I just wanted to make everything OK as most mothers want. But I had a job to do and I had to stay focused on the task at hand.”
The actress shares four children with NBA player Dwyane Wade. Zaire, 20, Zaya, 15, Xavier 8, and Kaavia James, 4. The Wades have been very vocal about supporting their daughter/sister, Zaya, on her transformation journey. Gab and Dwyane have been very vocal about supporting the LBGTQ+ community. While speaking about the film, Gab expresses creating a safe space for Zaya.
“Zaya’s still a child of this world and we try to create a loving safe bubble in our home, in her school and community with our extended family but she’s still a queer person in this country, in this world and she has to fight every day to be seen, to be loved, to be nurtured, to be thought of as worthy. I’m glad that [fans get] a snippet of the joy that exists but always know that it is a struggle, and she is not completely unlike Elegance in the sense of the yearning for loved ones to see them and love them completely without condition.”
Take a look at the trailer for ‘The Inspection’ below.