Sade’s Transgender Son Explains His Struggles w/Being Trans But Stands Up For His Decision

Posted On : December 6, 2017

It’s an understatement to say that most folks were shocked when the 21 year old daughter of the iconic Nigerian born singer, Sade, and Bob Morgan, a Jamaican-American music producer, came out as a transgender man.

Sade and her transgender son

Of course, the identity switch was shocking in itself. However, what made it even more shocking was because it wasn’t long before that, that Mickailia “Ila” Adu- who now goes by the name Izaak Theo- went from rockin’ long weave, lashes and red lipstick, to growing a full beard, a mustache and acquiring a much deeper voice. That was due to the hormones and transitional process Izaak began in recent years. Shortly after revealing that she was transitioning from ‘she’ to ‘he,’ it was also announced that Izaak had decided to remove both of his breasts in his mission to make his outside reflect who he was on the inside.

Sade’s daughter PRIOR to her transformation to a transgender man

Needless to say, the topic of the ever so reclusive Sade and her far more outgoing transgender son, Izaak, has been the talk of millions of Sade fans. Although many have wondered exactly how Sade feels about her new son, she never spoke out about it. But in one online post, Izaak has now shared, he made it very clear that he has the full support of his mother and many other loved ones. He also confessed that even with their support, he still has some struggles with being a transgender man. Check out what he wrote about himself and his experiences as a man thus far, as well as how he’s encouraging others within the LGBTQ community, who may not have the same support as he.

Waking up the right way ♥️ #Mumma #mummashard #queenofqueens #bffffffflllll #legend #moonandthesky #yaaaaaaaaas

A post shared by Izaak Theo (@caracalonbenzos) on

Izaak (who goes by the name, caracalonbenzos, on social media) posted a two part confessional online and captioned wit with a notice to those who thought he’d assumed that ALL -not some- transgender people struggle with their identities:

caracalonbenzos: K cus some people are getting offended let me change my opening line to “FOR SOME PEOPLE (including me) BEING TRANSGENDER IS HARD” All I’m trying to do here is show love and support to the people in the community that NEED it. Love love love love love ❤️❤️❤️ #lgbt #love #support #trans #transgender #family #hereforchatz

Then Sade’s one and only child proceeded to let it all out about the hardships of being transgender:

via Izaak theo’s Instagram


via Izaak theo’s Instagram

When someone tried to challenge Izaak’s statement by pointing out that he was totally inaccurate and that not all transgenders having the above mentioned issues, here’s how Izaak replied:

It’s always a beautiful thing when those who may be deemed as being outside of the ‘societal norm,’ can find their inner strength and support from those who love them unconditionally.

via Izaak theo’s Instagram

Although some may not agree with Sade’s son’s decision to transition from female to male, no one can deny that Izaak’s decision took a lot of guts. Sometimes following your own heart, instead of succumbing to society’s judgement, is a life accomplishment within itself, so props to Izaak Theo for that. And besides, as long as Izaak and his girlfriend (pictured above with Izaak) are happy, then it’s all good.

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