Nikole Mitchell, a pastor turned stripper who lives in California, has spoken out about her job switch up revealing that she’s never been happier.
The mum of three runs a popular Instagram page and website, detailing her life’s journey since she announced the career change in September 2019.
But, her life hasn’t always been so liberated and her journey to stripping has been an eventful one.
The young woman grew up in a family of strict Baptists and later became a pastor.
Mitchell told the New York Post that doing this had been rebellious in her family because it went against their ideas about gender roles.
It was after evangelist megachurch Woodland Hills Church opened her eyes to gender equality in her faith that she began to try her hand at being a pastor.
“I was the poster child for people-pleasing, perfection, and scarcity mindset (not enough time! not enough money! not enough friends!)“ she writes on her website.
“I knew I had a big calling on my life, and I was tired of feeling like it was just out of my reach!”
Things started to change again when she began to identify as part of the LGBTQ community.
“To access this dream life, I had to shed layers that no longer served me,” she said.
“I had to own the fullness of who I was, even if it meant disappointing important people in my life.”
In 2017, she left the church as she wanted to come out about her sexuality.
She came out as pansexual explaining her experiences to others in a YouTube video.
“So I came out publicly as queer. I left the Christian faith,” she said on her website.
“And I took a deep breath of fresh air for the first time in a long time. I was FREE! Because I was ME.
“That’s when everything changed in my life for the better.”
In 2019, she made another life decision to pursue a new career path.
Mitchell now works as an erotic dancer on OnlyFans.
In her initial post about becoming a stripper, she explained she’d always been a sensual person but hadn’t felt comfortable to act on it.
“Due to the spaces I was in for most of my life (conservative churches, for example), I was never allowed to,” she wrote on Facebook.
“Or at least that’s what I had been taught.
“I now know the human body is good, our desires our good, and self-expression is a gift from the Divine, so I now fully own my desire to express my body in ways that feel good to me.”
Mitchell also works as a life coach, telling the New York Post that her sexuality is sacred.
She continues to document her new life on Instagram, gaining thousands of interested followers.
“I have never been more at home in my power, in my radiance, and in my divine essence,” she posted on Instagram.
“And I have never been happier.”