A mother of three who used to be a pastor has abandoned her faith is very puzzling circumstances to become a stripper. She also said becoming a stripper made her feel “more holy and sacred.”
The pastor-turned-stripper has come out to tell fans she’s happier than ever after leaving her religious faith behind and setting up an OnlyFans account.
Ladbible.com reports that Nikole Mitchell turned her entire life upside down – from living life as a devoted Christian to her current job as an erotic dancer.
Switching from pastoral work to stripper wasn’t a smooth journey for Nikole. Here’s what she told the New York Post: “From a young age, I had fantasized about being a stripper. But I was indoctrinated to believe my desires and my body were innately sinful and bad.”
When Nikole opted to become a pastor, this move was seen as rebellious in her family’s eyes because they didn’t believe that women should lead.
The 36-year-old went on: “[I was taught] that women belong in the kitchen and with the children. So even though it went against everything I was told, I decided to become [a pastor] because of my love for performing.”
In 2011, Nikole and her now ex-husband joined the Woodland Hills Church which opened her eyes to the possibility of gender equality.
She said: “One of my pastors said ‘Nikole, did you realize that you’re a theologian?’ And they said, ‘We’d like you to be one of our pastors’. To be on stage in front of thousands of people – that’s what I had been dreaming of for years.”
Much later, that was in 2016, Nikole began to question her sexuality, saying: “I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, I don’t think I’m straight’ and it rocked my world. I knew if I revealed my queerness I would lose it all because the church is not welcoming to queer people.”
Not wanting to keep her sexuality a secret, on 4 July 2017 Nikole left the church for good. She started to delve into her desires and started to do nude photoshoots.
She remembered: “I cried because I had never felt more holy and sacred in my life. I never felt more sexy and liberated than I did then.
“Every person has the right to express themselves in whatever way feels good to them and this is how it feels good to me. My sexuality is incredibly healing and sacred. And when I give this gift to people, it blesses them.”
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