February 19, 2024

Woman with Jackson ties caught up in 2015 race scandal fired for Only Fans page

Therese Apel

Photo: Rachel Dolezal instagram

A controversial personality who spent time in Jackson and then was outed as pretending to be a black woman has made headlines again.

Many Mississippians remember Rachel Dolezal, the former NAACP leader who came to Jackson out of high school because of her interest in Mississippi Civil Rights leader John Perkins.

Dolezal, who graduated from Belhaven University, stayed in Jackson for a time with her artwork and volunteering with Perkins’ ministry, tutoring and teaching.

Dolezal’s family came forward in the summer of 2015 when Dolezal was 37 and told The Clarion-Ledger’s Kate Royals that their daughter was not black, as she portrayed herself, but in fact she was white.

Through the years, Dolezal fell off the national radar until last week, when CNN and others reported that she had been fired from teaching in an after school program in the Catalina Foothills School District when administrators learned that she had an OnlyFans account.

CNN reports that the link to Dolezal’s OnlyFans can  be found on Dolezal’s Instagram account. As of February 19, the Instagram link takes you to a link tree, which contains identifying information. When the “OnlyFans” link is clicked, it instructs the user to subscribe to the account.

In 2016, Dolezal legally changed her name to Nkechi Amare Diallo, which is Nigerian for “gift of God.”

In 2017, a report in The Guardian claimed that Dolezal went through a period of poverty, “‘feeding her family with food stamps’ while being offered opportunities only in ‘reality TV and porn.’”


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