Nikole Mitchell, though she was raised and active within the Baptist church, has undergone a very radical transformation over the past few years that left much of the witnesses with whiplash.
Mitchell became a part of the Woodland Hills Church, a very staunchly conservative and Evangelical megachurch in St. Paul, Minnesota.
As time went on, she worked herself up through the ranks and became the pastor of the church, until 2016, when something changed within her.
After attending an LGBTQ+ play in 2016, Mitchell said she realized she wasn't completely straight.
"It rocked my world," she said.
"I knew if I revealed my queerness I would lose it all because the church is not welcoming to queer people."
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After Mitchell had this realization, she began to feel as though she was living a "duplicitous" life.
So one day she gave a sermon at her parish and never came back.
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In order to rebuild herself, Mitchell was forced to face her sexuality and her long-repressed dreams.
"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."
"..I was taught that women aren't allowed to lead and that women belong in the kitchen and with the children."
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In order to embrace her fantasy, Mitchell has started an OnlyFans.
"I started off really timid like just topless photos, but now I'm at the point where I take personal requests and make videos very tailored to people's specific desires."
She's since moved to Los Angeles, and despite plenty of criticism, has embraced her new life.
"Every person has the right to express themselves in whatever way feels good to them and this is how it feels good to me."
You go, Nikole Mitchell.