Disney Channel actress Dove Cameron has recently opened up with her Instagram followers about her struggles with identity.
“The concept of self, my inner relationship to who I know myself as and my outer perceivable self who I feel I have never known but other people seem to,” she said in a post.
Cameron, 26, also stated she’s “been covering mirrors lately.”
“I’ve been feeling wrong in clothing that used to make me feel beautiful lately,” she said. “I’ve been crying a lot lately, sometimes terrorized by my identity and image, sometimes in absolute flow with something new and peripheral and joyous to me.”
Additionally, the actress, who identifies as queer, is says “sexuality and performative gender norms, societal rewards and identity are really throwing me for a loop.”
While she’s still parsing through these struggles and others she addressed in her note, she doesn’t want her fans to “feel alone in a sea of what seems like humans who are comfortable in their identity,” Cameron said.
“We all deserved a life unburdened by the societally created identity, we all deserve to unlearn self abuse and self hatred,” she stressed. “I am on that journey now, I’m sharing so that we may all feel more comfortable in a conversation that may be confusing, and we may navigate something that feels difficult to put to words, together.”