EXCLUSIVE: Transgender activist Grace Hyland reveals joining OnlyFans ‘changed her life’ – as she praises footy legend Dani Laidley for ‘breaking ceilings’ in AFL
Grace Hyland revealed on Monday that she feels ’empowered’ by her presence on controversial X-rated platform OnlyFans.
The trans rights activist, 20, said joining the site “changed her life” and gave her the chance to monetize the platform she built.
Speaking to Daily Mail Australia at the premiere of the Stan documentary Revealed – Danielle Laidley: Two Tribesshe said, “I think it’s a great way to monetize a platform.”
“It really changed my life because I was able to gain strength and give me my own financial stability.”
The daughter of Home and Away star Mat Stevenson was spotted at the blue carpet event for the highly anticipated doco.
Grace Hyland, 20, (pictured) revealed on Monday that she feels ’empowered’ by her presence on controversial X-rated platform OnlyFans
She was all smiles as she posed up a storm with the star of the night, AFL legend Dani Laidley, who was there to tell her story as a trans woman in the sports industry.
Grace praised the former North Melbourne coach for all her work to introduce trans identities into AFL since her brutal 2020 crackdown at the hands of Victoria Police.
“I think her story is incredible because it reaches an audience that hasn’t been influenced by trans identities for very long,” Grace said.
Speaking to Daily Mail Australia during Stan’s documentary Revealed – Danielle Laidley: Two Tribes, she said: ‘I think it’s a great way to monetise a platform.’ Pictured with Dani Laidley
She continued: “Coming from an AFL background, I think it’s really important because she’s breaking ceilings in buildings that haven’t been entered by trans women before. So I think that’s great.’
Grace has been documenting her transition from male to female on social media since she began identifying as a girl at the age of twelve.
Her father Mat Stevenson, who became a household name when he played Adam Cameron in Home and Away, also supported his daughter.
The trans rights activist and daughter of Home and Away star Mat Stevenson (left) said joining the site ‘changed her life’
He discussed Grace’s transition on The Sunday Project in January 2021 and revealed how his friends reacted when they learned about his child’s gender identity.
He said that while some of his friends were “pretty seamless” and “got it,” others were struggling and he asked them to simply “show some empathy.”
Grace said she knew she was meant to be a woman from the age of “four or five” and began transitioning at the age of 12.
She consulted doctors, psychologists and experts in the field for a year before starting any physical treatment.
Grace has been documenting her transition from male to female on social media since she began identifying as a girl at age 12