Jazmen Jafar, 27, quit her job as an attorney to become an OnlyFans performer.
She made $75,000, her annual salary at a law firm, in one month on the platform.
Jafar said she was tired of living her life for others and following a path her family set out.
Less than six months after getting her first job as an attorney, Jazmen Jafar quit to become a full-time OnlyFans creator.
Her legal role paid $75,000 a year, but the 27-year-old made that much in February alone and has made more than $180,000 in the first three months of this year through OnlyFans.
To protect her privacy, the OnlyFans performer uses the name Jazmen Jafar — a play on Princess Jasmine and Jafar, characters from the Disney movie "Aladdin." There are almost 1,200 posts and 2,200 videos on her OnlyFans profile, which features daily livestreams for $7 a month.
Insider has viewed documentation verifying her real identity, her previous employment, and her earnings.
Jafar said that she spent most of her life following a path that her Middle Eastern parents set out for her; she had passed the bar exam and went into a job interview hoping she wouldn't get the position because she didn't want to pursue a legal career, but went through with it to appease her family.
"Before, when my future was so laid out and I had a great, long, stable legal career in the works, I hated the thought of the future," she told Insider.
The content creator, who posts nude photos and videos on the platform, launched her OnlyFans account in early 2021 before joining the law firm in October that year. She then moonlighted as a content creator to boost her earnings and eventually quit her legal career in March 2022.
"I was working at the law firm during the day and at night I would come home and film content," she said. "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."
Jafar worked 10 hours a day at the law firm, and despite now putting in longer hours, she said that she's happier.
She said that her family was shocked when she told them about being an OnlyFans creator; while they don't approve, Jafar said that they still love her.
"The world is really changing, and the traditional career paths are not what they used to be," Jafar said. "Back in the day, jobs like lawyer, engineer, and doctor were what brought you money and stability, but now, with the internet, there's endless possibilities with what you can do."
She said that the decision to quit being a lawyer was never about money, but that OnlyFans was a "vehicle" for escaping a career that she was not happy in.
"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."
Jafar now wants to advocate for sex-workers' rights and branch out into other forms of content creation. She started a YouTube channel, where she uses her legal knowledge by unofficially helping OnlyFans creators review their contracts if they have agents.
"My goal is to break some of the stigma and stereotypes surrounding sex work and show people that it's not a last resort," she said. "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."
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