When former Disney star, Alyson Stoner, penned a personal essay in Teen Vogue about her sexuality, there were worries that it might receive a negative backlash from online trolls. 

Thankfully, the reaction was all positive, with support coming from every direction for the actress, who has revealed that she is in love with a woman. 

Ahead of the Blockers premiere, Stoner told E! News of her relief at the reaction. She said: 

 "Most importantly for me are all of the messages that I am receiving from young people and people of all ages sharing their stories, saying they found themselves within my article. That's why I shared it."

She did admit to the news outlet that coming out has been more than just a "little bit scary."

The Cheaper By The Dozen star told reporters that this revelation doesn't change who she is, when she added: "I've had a very long career of being conservative," said the former child star. "I am still who I am. I am just being more honest and more truthful."

She also said that she doesn't want her private life to be an ongoing story. She added: ""Right now I am keeping everything private so that I can just focus on the story," said the star. "What matters most is that it's a really exciting, fresh time for me to feel more myself than ever."

The essay, which was entitled "How I Embraced My Sexuality" detailed how the actress came to know herself by allowing certain feelings to be felt. 

She told of her experience with her dance teacher, stating: "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."

The pair became physical and moved onto the next stage of the relationship then, according to Stoner. She added: "She and I continued to hang out and began sending good morning texts," she said. "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."

She continued in the essay to reveal that she does not want to be labelled, when she said: "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."

Best of luck to the actress, who has revealed that she is going on the journey she wants to be on.