In an interview with Insider, Stoner shared her painful experience with gay conversion therapy. "I felt stuck. I felt wretched. I felt like everything was wrong with me, even though I, in my heart of hearts, only desired to be a devoted follower of God," she told the publication about grappling with her sexuality.
She eventually admitted herself to an "outpatient variation" of conversion therapy, but the memories of the experience are still too difficult to recall. "My mind doesn't want to even go there," she said. "My legs started shaking at the thought of reliving some of it. I know firsthand how dangerous it is for me as someone who had access to therapy and other forms of support. And I still was considering whether my life was worth living, or, if everything was wrong with me, then what good was it for me to be around, starting to see myself as someone who only brought harm to other people, to society."