Rachel Dolezal, the white woman who famously identified herself as Black in her professional life for years, is now on OnlyFans.
For $5 a month, Dolezal’s fans will gain access to her “Art, Hair & Fitness journey.” Dolezal said in an Instagram post that her OnlyFans content would be “tasteful,” a description that implies she won’t be posing fully nude or performing sex work. Her posts will include “foot pics,” hair tutorials, and “Monday Motivation” squats, she said.
In 2015, Dolezal lived as a Black woman teaching Africana studies at Eastern Washington University and serving as the president of the Spokane, Washington, chapter of the NAACP. She became an overnight media sensation in June 2015 when a reporter asked if she was African-American and she said “I don’t understand the question.” The next day, her parents, who are both white, told a local newspaper that Dolezal was their white biological daughter, presenting her birth certificate and childhood photos to the reporters.
She has since maintained that while she was born to white parents, she identifies as a Black woman, putting her at the center of a conversation about racial appropriation. The Los Angeles Times referred to Dolezal’s revelation as a “masquerade in modern-day blackface.”
Dolezal follows a long line of D-list celebrities and influencers who have already joined the subscription and pay-per-view platform used widely by sex workers and adult entertainers. Now, nearly-forgotten viral characters like Dolezal are looking to OnlyFans to make money, too.
After her story came out in 2015, Dolezal resigned from her position on Spokane’s NAACP chapter, was removed from her city council chair, and lost her teaching position.
That week, the porn company Dogfart publicly offered Dolezal $50,000 to shoot four pornographic scenes. She did not take up any adult entertainment offers but Dolezal began braiding hair. By February 2017, Dolezal said she was on the brink of experiencing homelessness. She has since been the subject of a Netflix documentary and published a memoir in which she compared her struggles to slavery.
In May 2018, Dolezal was charged with welfare fraud for receiving food stamps while making tens of thousands of dollars in unreported income. Dolezal entered into a diversion program to repay the benefits and perform community service to prevent a trial.
Dolezal has embarked on other online money-making ventures like Cameo, where she’ll record a custom seconds-long video saying almost anything for $50.
A representative for Dolezal did not immediately respond to a request for comment