Rachel Dolezal Was Fired from Teaching Over Her OnlyFans Account

By: Beth Moreton | Published: Feb 25, 2024

Rachel Dolezal was a teacher at the Catalina Foothills School District; however, that all changed when it was discovered she has an OnlyFans account.

In the process, it also dug up previous scandals, including that she lied about her race and had previously been arrested for welfare fraud.

Rachel Dolezal Was an Instructor and Substitute

When working in her role, Dolezal was an after-school extended-day instructor and a substitute with Educational Services Inc.

Rachel Dolezal with a serious look on her face. She is talking to a woman who has her back to the camera.

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She was hired by the district in August 2023 and worked there until her OnlyFans was discovered. 

Rachel Dolezal Changed Her Name

While she was formerly known as Rachel Dolezal, she changed her name in 2016.

Rachel Dolezal sitting in front of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. She is wearing a black hat and blazer and a white shirt and has her hands in her lap.

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Dolezal changed her name to Nkechi Amare Diallo but continues to go by Dolezal as part of her public persona (via The Independent). In addition, she used to be an NAACP leader in Spokane, Washington, according to AZ Central.

OnlyFans Is a Subscription Platform

Predominantly explicit content is posted on OnlyFans, with many creators hiding their content behind a paywall that can only be viewed with a subscription.

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Only people over the age of 18 are allowed to use OnlyFans. However, it poses an issue when those working with kids post their own content to the site.

Rachel Dolezal’s OnlyFans Was Linked to Her Social Media

The Catalina Foothills School District’s policy states very clearly what the do’s and don’ts are when it comes to social media, but Dolezal went against this.

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She had the link to her OnlyFans on her Instagram page, which made it easy for her ex-employers to find.

Rachel Dolezal Had OnlyFans Before Working with the District

Despite having started working at Catalina Foothills School District in August 2023, Dolezal had started her OnlyFans before then.

Rachel Dolezal looking upset. She is wearing a blue shirt and is looking off to the side. There is a telephone on the desk beside her. Behind her is a window with the blinds drawn and a plant on the windowsill.

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Dolezal started OnlyFans in 2021. However, according to The Guardian, the school district only learned of her OnlyFans page in February 2024.


Rachel Dolezal Had Hundreds of OnlyFans Posts

The district may have only recently learned of her OnlyFans page. However, The New York Post published an article on her content in 2021. 

Rachel Dolezal talking to a camera.

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Since then, she has posted over 600 pieces of content, including feet pictures and posts of her doing squats.


Rachel Dolezal Identifies as Black

Despite being born to two white parents, Dolezal revealed in an interview with USA Today in 2015 that she identifies as Black. 

Rachel Dolezal when she was a white woman. She is smiling at the camera.

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She claimed to have been identifying as Black since the age of 5 and also said that a Black man named Albert Wilkerson was her father.


Rachel Dolezal Believes Race Is a Social Construct

There is a worldwide fascination with Dolezal claiming to be Black even though she is biologically white. She even went as far as to say that race is a “social construct,” according to The Daily Mail

Rachel Dolezal talking to the camera.

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She insisted that she wasn’t white and even compared herself to Caitlyn Jenner in her struggles regarding her identity.


Rachel Dolezal Believes There Are Different Political and Social Perspectives

As she identifies as Black, Dolezal believes that this is how she views the world and that calling herself Black is more accurate compared to calling herself white.

Rachel Dolezal smiling whilst at an appearance on a TV show.

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She said it’s a different perspective and even released a book about her experience of being a Black woman.


Rachel Dolezal’s Welfare Fraud Sentencing

Losing her job isn’t the first time that Dolezal has had an issue with the law, as she was previously charged with welfare fraud.

Rachel Dolezal smiling at the camera. She is wearing a blue top and is against a blue background.

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According to the BBC, the arrest occurred in 2019, and she was ordered to do community service and pay back over $8,000, which was the amount she was accused of stealing from the government. 


Other Teachers Have Been Suspended for Using OnlyFans

Dolezal isn’t the only teacher to have been suspended over OnlyFans, as a teacher from Missouri was also suspended in 2023, according to WAFB9

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The teacher is Brianna Coppage, and she ended up resigning after her OnlyFans page was discovered through social media, in the same way that Dolezal’s was discovered.


Teachers Using OnlyFans Is a Safeguarding Risk

According to The Educator Online, Dolezal and other teachers posting OnlyFans content are at risk of causing safeguarding issues. 

Rachel Dolezal looking unimpressed. She has two women on either side of her. She is wearing a black blazer and green top.

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The teacher would be at risk of students finding the content, which is what leads to the safeguarding risk, even if the content is made outside of school hours, and will lead to disciplinary action.