A 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.
Nikole Mitchell turned her entire life upside down – from living life as a devoted Christian to her current job as an er@tic dancer.
But it wasn’t a smooth journey, as Nikole told the New York Post: “From a young age, I had fantasised about being a str!pper.
“But I was indoctrinated to believe my desires and my body were innately sinful and bad.”
Nikole – a mother-of-three – decided instead that she was going to become a pastor which 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 realise 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.”
Then fast-forward to 2016 and Nikole began to question her s*xuality, 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 s*xuality a secret, on 4 July 2017 Nikole left the church for good.
She began delving into her
She remembered: “I cried because I had never felt more holy and sacred in my life. I never felt more s*xy 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 s*xuality is incredibly healing and sacred. And when I give this gift to people, it blesses them.”