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A US lawyer who gave up the profession to post nude pictures and videos of herself on the site OnlyFans has explained that she is much happier and earning more money.
It's hardly a new phenomenon for lawyers to look for a new challenge; some write novels, some establish start-ups, one lawyer went on to invent an ergonomic potty, and at least one lawyer became a pet psychic.
Jazmen Jafar, aged 27, quit law and says that she now earns more money from her OnlyFans account. Jafar said that she passed the bar exam and pursued a career in law to appease her Middle-Eastern parents, but "hated the thought" of a "long, stable legal career".
She set up her OnlyFans profile in early 2021 before joining a law firm in October that year. But she quit the profession just six months later, in March 2022.
"I was working at the law firm during the day and at night I would come home and film content," said Jafar. "I'd film all weekend too. It was always awkward going into the office on Monday and colleagues would ask how I spent my weekend and I'd say, 'Just relaxing indoors,' when really I was filming myself sucking dildos or whatever," she said in an interview with Business Insider.
Jafar said that her salary was $75,000 a year as a lawyer, but has made more than $180,000 in the first three months of this year through OnlyFans. She said that while her family were shocked when she told them about her career move, and didn't approve, they still love her.
Jafar told RollOnFriday that leaving the legal profession "felt both overwhelming and freeing. It was overwhelming at first because I had just gone through all the work to finish school, pass the bar, and get my license only to quit a few months later."
She said: "While many lawyers do love what they do, it is also true that the kind of lifestyle the legal world pushes is not conducive to the happiness of many. As we know, lawyers are not amongst the happiest professionals by any means."
"My advice to others is to not feel confined to working a job they hate just because they went through all they did to become a lawyer." She added: "We are living in a new and unique world where the possibilities of making a living are endless. Don’t be afraid to think outside the box and take risks because life is too short to be unhappy."
In 2021, Law school staff at the University of Leicester were told to support students who engage in sex work, such as webcamming or stripping, to fund their studies, in order to reduce the stigma. While some praised the university's decision at the time, others who were critical on social media said that sex work was inherently abusive and dangerous and accused the university of "glorified pimping" for its non-judgemental approach.