Disney star Alyson Stoner talks about falling in love with a woman in her latest essay

In the empowering essay that is clearly close to the actress and singer's heart, she comes to terms with the fact that she is attracted to men as well as women.

                            Disney star Alyson Stoner talks about falling in love with a woman in her latest essay
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Coming out of the closet can be difficult for anyone, irrespective of who you are. Disney star Alyson Stone recently revealed that she fell in love with a woman and struggled to make sense of her feelings. She is best known for her roles in Cheaper by the Dozen, The Suite Life of Zack & Cody and the Step Up franchise. In an essay she penned down, she revealed how she fell in love with her dance instructor. 

The essay, published on Teen Vogue, she said, "There she was, wearing loose jeans and a backward snapback. She flipped and rolled her body around with adventure and total abandon. As a Type A perfectionist, I was mesmerized and intimidated." This was at the time when she was attending a workshop done by the instructor. 

The 24-year-old, in her intimate, empowering and pleasantly delicate essay, continues to describe their relationship. "She and I continued to hang out and began sending good morning texts. Then we made dinner and watched Orange Is the New Black. Then we vented and supported each other. Then cuddled. Then kissed and kissed some more. OK, we were in a relationship. I fell in love with a woman."

Stoner had to go through years of therapy before she could come to terms with her sexuality. "I realized I had never fantasized about a guy this way, nor really ever felt comfortable dating guys. Come to think of it, I stared at women’s bodies more than anything. But wasn’t that just societal conditioning or the unattainable beauty standards that fuel comparison and objectification? I refused to entertain other possibilities."

This comes right at the time of her new release 'When It’s Right.'

But she's in a much better place now and truly able to embrace who she is, she says, as she ends the essay. "I, Alyson, am attracted to men, women, and people who identify in other ways. I can love people of every gender identity and expression. It is the soul that captivates me. It is the love we can build and the goodness we can contribute to the world by supporting each other’s best journeys."