Sam Smith shares sweet throwback snap as a toddler with their doting grandmother… after detailing their ‘traumatic’ experience with gender
They recently revealed that their gender had been ‘nothing but traumatising and challenging’ throughout their life.
But Sam Smith reflected on a happy moment in their past on Saturday, as they shared a throwback snap as a baby with their grandmother, Olive Cassidy.
The Diamonds singer, 28, uploaded the heartwarming snap to social media, which saw their grandmother plant a kiss on their cheek.
Family comes first: Sam Smith reflected on a happy moment in their past on Saturday, as they shared a heartwarming throwback snap as a baby with their grandmother Olive Cassidy
Sam was seen sporting a delightful teal babygrow and a white T-shirt.
The star also rocked a full head of blonde hair while their grandmother’s silver locks were perfectly coiffed in a voluminous hairdo.
She wore a black jumper and beige shirt as she stared lovingly at the young Sam.
During a recent interview with CBS This Morning, the singer spoke about identifying as non-binary and their choice to use they/them pronouns.
Overcoming trauma: The Diamonds singer, 28, recently revealed that gender had been ‘nothing but traumatising and challenging’ throughout their life
Speaking about the decision, Sam said: ‘I honestly, I can’t express to enough people how much courage it’s taken. I wasn’t prepared for the amount of ridicule and bullying, really, that I’ve experienced.
‘I mean, honestly, the comments and the types of things that I have to answer and walk through every day is very, very intense.’
Sam also discussed how gender had impacted their life and attempted to explain what being non-binary meant when prompted during the interview.
The Too Good At Goodbyes singer explained: ‘Gender, for me, has been nothing but traumatising and challenging throughout my life… I just feel like myself. I don’t feel like a man.’
Sam also reflected on how difficult the lead-up to coming out was, saying that the months preceding the announcement really impacted their mental health.
‘2019 for me was a fight with my mental health. For the first time ever I started to get panic attacks and feeling anxiety,’ Sam said.
However now a year on from announcing they were non-binary, Sam said that they feel as if a ‘weight has been lifted’.
The singer first announced that they were coming out as non-binary on Twitter in September last year, saying they would be changing their pronouns to ‘they/them’.
Candid: Speaking about the decision to identify as non-binary, Sam said: ‘I honestly, I can’t express to enough people how much courage it’s taken. I wasn’t prepared for the amount of ridicule’