Jax writes about body positivity, inspires young girls


All women have body image issues. This is well known across the planet. Whether it is their height, weight, specific body parts, ect., women all struggle with something. Did you know that about 91% of women are unhappy with their bodies? As a result, they are dieting to achieve their ideal body shape. Sadly, only 5% of women naturally possess the body type often portrayed by Americans in the media. Even worse, 58% of college-aged girls feel pressured to be a certain weight. Teenagers have 78% of having body image issues by the time girls reach seventeen. If you take a look around you, there is a very high chance that you just looked at someone who is struggling with their body image. It is not talked about very much in the “shut-up-and-act-okay” society that we live in.

Have you heard of the song “Victoria’s Secret” by Jax? It is an amazing song preaching body positivity to all types of people. It is a song written and sung by Jackie Miskanic (AKA Jax). Jax wrote the song when a 13-year-old girl, Chelsea, and her friends went to Victoria’s Secret. After shopping, Chelsea got in the car with Jax. She was sobbing. Jax then found out that one of Chelsea’s friends told her that the bathing suit she had on made her look “Fat and Flat.” This really upset Jax due to the fact that Jax herself had body image issues as a teenager. Jax uses music as an outlet to express her feelings. So, Jax went home and wrote something for not just Chelsea, but everyone with body issues. This song has helped so many people know that they are perfect just the way they are. Jax talked about how Victoria’s Secret sets the standard for what the perfect body is for women in today’s society. This is a common issue among many other companies. She goes on to say that the founder of Victoria’s Secret is a man (of course) that has know idea about women, their issues, and their feelings. At the end of this song, Jax states a fact that has been ignored for many years, and so many young girls in this world relate to this statement so heavily. The last statement of the song, “She was never made for me and you.” Jax is using “she” to describe the unrealistic standard of the “ideal body type.” This song is an amazing example of representing body positivity. Due to this song, many people are beginning to think in more positive ways about their bodies. People are radiating while listening to this, and Jax should be so proud of herself.