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Adult actress Thick Daphne reveals long-term vision for entertainment career

The actress opened up about her life’s journey

Adult film star Thick Daphne, whose full stage name is ThickA–Daphne, has always believed she can do anything she puts her mind to.

Recently, Daphne stopped by rolling out to reflect on her career, aspirations and her days as a college student.

What was your timeline for life after doing adult films?

The timeline has been since I was a child. I knew what I wanted to do. I knew what the end goal was, always. Adult entertainment is just a tool that helped me get there faster. … The end goal has always been the same, but just starting in adult entertainment. A lot of people have this misconception when you do these things, and I will say I did start because I felt like I “had to start,” but now when I look at it, it’s a tool. It helps me elevate my life. It puts me in other places.

When did manifestation become a part of your life?

Since high school. It started young for me. I grew up in a household full of love. They always told me, “If you shovel s—, you better be [the] best at it.” Those are their real words. Or, “Anything you put your mind to, you can do.” Manifestation started at an early age for me. From high school, 17, 16, I knew I wanted to go to college and I played an instrument, so I knew I had to get a scholarship to go to that college. I had to. I knew I had to get a scholarship. If I put my mind to this, I’m going to get it, I’m going to do it. It’s in you and not on you. I’m headstrong, so I know I believe in myself.

What instrument do you play?

I play the saxophone. Alto, tenor, baritone.

What was it like to get that scholarship and strive for a better future?

It was very hard. I was in band since I was a kid, so it was nothing new to me, it was just on a collegiate level. I went to Jackson State, so I marched with the Sonic Boom of the South. Shout-out to the class of 2016.

How did that experience prepare you for a career in entertainment?

I tell parents this, put your child in band. It’s going to build character. Everything I learned in band, I apply to real life.

What sex health tips can you give the Black community?

As much as we don’t like doctors, and I’m very naturally holistic, but I do believe in getting tested.

I try to get tested once a week just because of the profession I’m in, but for the average person, you should get tested once every three months for STDs. If you are out here willy-nilly, you should get tested more often. You should probably look into PrEP [pre-exposure prophylaxis], it helps prevent you from getting HIV.

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