"Being on television sets from age three to age 30, I'm more comfortable there," the former child actress shares. "You create a family with these people that's sometimes are closer to you than your own family."
But she goes on to caution, "It's not very healthy later in life."
"My likeness... however you see it at that time, had 15 people dictating what I should and should not look like," Raven-Symone adds. "If I did whatever I want, it's not gonna sell. It doesn't go with the brand. I was branded at such a young age."
And while Raven-Symone says she was aware of her sexuality by age 12, she nevertheless felt compelled to hide that from the world.
"I kinda pushed myself to look for boys," she reveals."I look back now like, 'Woah, you like girls.'"
"Each season, I feel like I learn so much about people I've admired for a long time, like Ian McKellen,” said It Gets Better Project co-founder Dan Savage, who is an executive producer on the series along with actors Dan Bucatinsky and Lisa Kudrow. “But I, and our whole It Got Better team, also learn about people we hardly knew anything about, which is a credit to the diversity of subjects we've been fortunate to be able to deliver year after year."