Bella Thorne comes out as pansexual; discusses childhood abuse in new book
Thorne, who came out as bisexual on Twitter in 2016, said she’s recently realized her sexuality doesn’t fit that label.
Bella Thorne is ready to open upand speak her mind.
Ahead of the release of her latest book this week, the 21-year-old actresssat down with “Good Morning America”todiscuss new discoveries in her sexuality, overcoming sexual abuseand what makes her happy.
Thorne, whocame out as bisexual on Twitter in 2016, said she’s recently realized hersexuality doesn’t fit that label.
”I’m actually pansexual, and I didn’t know that,” Thorne said in the interview, which airedMonday. “Somebody explained to me really thoroughly what that is.”
Thornedescribed hersexuality as favoringsomeone’spersonality more than their body.
“You like beings,” she said. “You like what you like. Doesn’t have to be a girl or a guy or a he or she or they or this or that. It’s literally you like personality. You just like a being.”
In her latestbook, a collection poems titled “Life of a Wannabe Mogul: Mental Disarray.” Thorne tackles her struggles as well, including the sexual abuse she endured through childhood.
“Definitely Stockholm syndrome,” Thorne said of her abuse. “I mean, when you’re raised with someone and you don’t know that it’s wrong, it’s just very like an everyday occurrence, like no big deal.”
Though her book dives intoher hardships,Thorne said it also celebrates all she’sovercome.
“That’s kind of what the series is about. That all these things that I really couldn’t do, and I did it somehow,” said Thorne, who has now penned four books despite her dyslexia. “Like I couldn’t read, and I learned how to read from reading scripts.”
As far as the future, Thorne added she has plans beyond just acting.
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