Ed. note: Welcome to our daily feature, Quote of the Day.
Many people don’t realize that a lot of lawyers are miserable, and I’m often told I’m crazy for leaving a law job to be a sex worker, but it’s only people that have a glamorized view of being a lawyer that don’t understand my decision.
My goal is to break some of the stigma and stereotypes surrounding sex work and show people that it’s not a last resort. For me, it’s a first resort, because I had a well-paid job that I could’ve done for the rest of my life. I chose this because I wanted freedom and happiness.
— OnlyFans star Jazmen Jafar, in comments given to Insider on her decision to leave her law firm to create pornographic content on the site. As a lawyer, Jafar made $75,000 a year at her firm, but through her OnlyFans work, she made more than $180,000 in the first quarter of 2023. She told Insider that OnlyFans was not about the money, but instead, a “vehicle” for escaping a career that she was not happy in. (There are many lawyers — and even some judges — lurking as content creators on OnlyFans.)
Staci Zaretsky is a senior editor at Above the Law, where she’s worked since 2011. She’d love to hear from you, so please feel free to email her with any tips, questions, comments, or critiques. You can follow her on Twitter or connect with her on LinkedIn.
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