Person To Watch
DJ Miss Jade
Published: Thursday, April 19, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, January 9, 2013 18:01
Boston College student DJ Miss Jade graced the cover of the most recent issue of Stuff magazine. The issue highlighted Boston’s sexiest people, ranging from Bostonians like singer-songwriter Shea Rose to soccer midfielder Benny Feilhaber. DJ Miss Jade is characteristic of a unique, underrepresented segment of the BC population. She maintains an admirable academic work ethic while spending nights as a guardian of the dance floor. Her fearless self-expression sets an example for both the women and men of BC. Her standout, diverse beauty coupled with her status as a college student, landed her not just a spot among the magazine’s sexiest, but the entire cover of the April issue.
At such a young age, Jade has successfully infiltrated an industry primarily dominated by men. The amount of women in the workforce began to peak in the 1990s, and they currently comprise almost 50 percent of the labor force. Yet, females still earn about 77.5 cents for every dollar earned by males, according to collegetimes.us. Jade is one of the many women who have taken a stand against society’s norms and have risen to the occasion. BC’s own Women in Business stresses a goal of addressing “the unique challenges and issues faced by women in today’s business world.” Jade’s continual rise as a renowned DJ exemplifies a challenge the BC organization has tackled—penetrating male dominated industries. In her interview with Stuff, she states, “To really succeed in nightlife takes grit, hard work, and a solid head between your shoulders.” If she did not possess the required confidence and determination, Jade would have been swallowed by the cutthroat world of entertainment.
Many females in the entertainment industry have acquired a reputation for their overt, untamed sexuality. This exaggerated sexuality is no longer a marketable commodity—society is no longer shocked or intrigued by intense sexual exploitation. Jade displays a professional, yet sensual, attitude when on the job and refuses to let a stereotype overtake her. She stated that, “It helps to have looks that kill, but you won’t find bleached hair or silicone on a real DJ who means business.” She represents a rising generation of entertainers—the future of an entire industry.