The little girl who was loved by avid viewers of the Disney Channel confessed something about her sexuality.
Alyson Stoner, a former Disney Channel child star and professional dancer, recently wrote a heartwarming essay for Teen Vogue.
She opened up about falling in love with a woman, as shared by Fox News.
The essay was entitled How I Embraced My Sexual Identity.
Stoner shared her struggles in accepting who she really is and how she coped with it.
The Camp Rock star shared that she had fallen in love with her first dancer. She talked about the first time she met her.
At the time, after they finished their first class, Stoner recalled that she had texted her mother and her best friend talking about how strange she felt in meeting her dance instructor. Although she was sure of one thing, she knew that her teacher was going to be in her life for a very long time.
The actress also recalled how their relationship had flourished, from the first time they hung out together to their first kiss.
‘In its purest sense, I felt awakened, more compassionate and like my truest self. She strengthened and inspired me, creating a space for me to discover myself without judgment. We were an example of true love,’ she wrote.
Eventually, there came a time when Stoner struggled with accepting herself as she was falling in love with her instructor.
She recalled that a few people from the industry warned her that her true sexuality would cause the fall of her career.
Stoner then revealed that she had gone to therapy, talked to pastors, and even forced herself in having relationships with men just to prove that her feelings towards another woman were just a product of infatuation and her imagination.
In time, Stoner came to terms of her real self and had accepted her true sexuality. She clarified that she is attracted to men, women, and to people who identify themselves in other ways.