Danielle Laidley arrives at the launch of her memoir hand in hand with her beloved partner Donna Leckie

Danielle Laidley was supported by her beloved partner Donna Leckie as she attended the launch event of her memoir in Perth on Thursday.

The former AFL star arrived with Donna hand in hand and they both showed off their chic street style.

Dani, 55, wore a high-neck ribbed gray top with short sleeves paired with a staple pair of black jeans.

Danielle Laidley was supported by her beloved partner Donna Leckie as she attended the launch of her memoir on Thursday in Perth

Danielle Laidley was supported by her beloved partner Donna Leckie as she attended the launch of her memoir on Thursday in Perth

She accessorised with a chic black handbag and mauve painted nails with matching spectacles.

The look was polished with gold hoop earrings and a bangle.

Meanwhile, Donna donned a white shirt underneath a black cropped sweater vest and a pair of black leggings.

The former AFL star arrived with Donna hand in hand and they both showed off their chic street style

The former AFL star arrived with Donna hand in hand and they both showed off their chic street style

The former AFL star arrived with Donna hand in hand and they both showed off their chic street style

Dani, 55. wore a high-neck ribbed gray top with short sleeves paired with a staple pair of black jeans

Dani, 55. wore a high-neck ribbed gray top with short sleeves paired with a staple pair of black jeans

Dani, 55. wore a high-neck ribbed gray top with short sleeves paired with a staple pair of black jeans

The pair were heading to Rabble Books & Games for a launch event of Dani’s new book, Don’t Look Away: A Memoir of Identity & Acceptance.

The bookstore, known for being a strong ambassador for the LGBT+ community, described the memoir as an ‘unflinching account’.

During the promotion on their Instagram page they also said: ‘It’s also an uncensored behind-the-scenes look at elite football from the perspective of player and coach, where Danielle is both participant in and analytical observer of her double life.’

Donna donned a white shirt underneath a black cropped sweater vest and a pair of black leggings

Donna donned a white shirt underneath a black cropped sweater vest and a pair of black leggings

Donna donned a white shirt underneath a black cropped sweater vest and a pair of black leggings

Dani was born Dean James Laidey and played 151 AFL games for the West Coast Eagles and North Melbourne before carving out a 149-game coaching career with the Kangaroos.

While it was only five years ago that Laidley got a formal diagnosis of gender dysphoria and only 2020 when the transition process began, it’s something Laidley has carried with her for a long time.

‘My first recollection is about six years of age, way, way back,’ Laidley told Triple M in June.

The pair were heading to Rabble Books & Games for a launch event of Dani's new book, Don't Look Away: A Memoir of Identity & Acceptance

The pair were heading to Rabble Books & Games for a launch event of Dani's new book, Don't Look Away: A Memoir of Identity & Acceptance

The pair were heading to Rabble Books & Games for a launch event of Dani’s new book, Don’t Look Away: A Memoir of Identity & Acceptance

‘Now I am 55, so what is that, 49 years, god.

‘It was really difficult to know that I felt so different on the inside to what was on the outside and then, given that I started playing league footy when I was in high school, to have this persona, and some called me the Junkyard Dog back in the day, it was so far removed from the person I really was and that was very difficult and it took its toll.

I felt like I was walking around with a boat anchor on my head for many, many years, but I was too scared, ashamed, embarrassed to go and find out about it, but I knew there was something different about how I was feeling .’

The bookstore, known for being a strong ambassador for the LGBT+ community, described the memoir as an 'unflinching account'

The bookstore, known for being a strong ambassador for the LGBT+ community, described the memoir as an 'unflinching account'

The bookstore, known for being a strong ambassador for the LGBT+ community, described the memoir as an ‘unflinching account’

Source: | dailymail.co.uk

Danielle Laidley was supported by her beloved partner Donna Leckie as she attended the launch event of her memoir in Perth on Thursday. The former AFL star arrived with Donna hand in hand and they both showed off their chic street style. Dani, 55, wore a high-neck ribbed gray top with short sleeves paired with…

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