Danielle Laidley's story is one shaped by a search to live life authentically.
Raised in 1970s Perth before breaking into AFL football, she would go on to play professionally for the West Coast Eagles and North Melbourne from 1987 to 1997. With footy ingrained in her from a young age, Dani went on to hold coaching roles with North Melbourne, Port Adelaide, St Kilda, and Carlton football clubs.
During this time, Dean Laidley was the person the public knew.
But this is only one part of Laidley's story.
At the same time, she was grappling with her assigned gender, with her transgender identity at odds with the hetero-normative and hyper-masculine sporting community she had aligned with for most of her life.
This dichotomy of identities is explored in the Stan Original Documentary Revealed - Danielle Laidley: Two Tribes which premiered September 19 only on Stan.
Watch the trailer here. The article continues after video.
This documentary is a must-see: it's a raw, unflinching, and extremely intimate account of a sporting legend and transgender advocate who had to overcome many hardships on her way to finding a fulfilling life.
Revealed - Danielle Laidley: Two Tribes presents archival material like photos, journals and videos to give viewers an insight into the everyday struggles and joys Dani has faced throughout a twelve-month period under public scrutiny.