Rachel Dolezal (pictured) made national headlines after her natural ethnicity was revealed. The former NAACP leader passed as a black woman for many years.
However, in June of 2015, the 39-year-old imposter was exposed as a white woman by her two white parents. Dolezal was disowned by her family for pretending to be black and working for the NAACP. Since she became a reject from the civil rights field, Dolezal has become financially destitute.
Last week, Dolezal did an interview with The Guardian newspaper and talked about going through hard times and being on the verge of homelessness. She also said that she has not been able to find employment. However, Dolezal continues to claim that she is a non-white woman even though her parents have publicly proven otherwise.
“I do not think a more complex label will be helpful, but we really don’t have that vocabulary,” Dolezal told The Guardian. “I feel like the idea of being trans-black would be much more accurate than ‘I’m white.’ Because, you know, I’m not white…Calling myself black feels more accurate than saying I’m white,” she continued.
Dolezal has now made headlines for another delusion, which also involves trying to change her natural identity.
According to the Daily Mail, the disgraced civil rights leader is going by a new name. The Daily Mail was able to come across legal documentation, which proves that Dolezal legal changed her name in the U.S. state of Washington in October of 2016. Her new name is Nkechi Amare Diallo.
This is a West African name, which means “gift of God.” Nkechi is short for Nkechinyere, which is a Nigerian name used by those who speak the Igbo dialect. Diallo is a name from the language spoken by the West African and Middle Eastern ethnic Fula people. Diallo means “bold.”
Dolezal is also scheduled to release a book in April 2017 titled “In Full Color,” which is a memoir based on her life.