If there is something we must not ever do, it is put a woman in a box. Women are so much more than just one discipline, one idea, or one intention. We are kaleidoscopes of color and we should never apologize for it. Jordan Meredith embodies this truth and to know her is to be encouraged and emboldened to pursue our own passions — all of them.
“I have a lot of interests and it’s hard for me to just focus on one thing. Music has, weirdly enough, been something that has shown itself through my life. So, it’s been the one constant, but I am constantly changing my mind about what I’m into that month.”
Today, the music she’s referring to is that of her Nashville based rock-pop duo The Saint Johns. In their world full of writing, recording and touring, Jordan focuses on staying in touch with herself and not losing sight of who she is as a woman. She celebrates an empowering position, even in an industry where the business is run mostly by men: be yourself and don’t let anyone push you into doing something you don’t want to do. She also chooses to see the beauty gender differences bring to music.
Her wisdom is simple. The focus shouldn’t be on what a woman can do better than a man or vice versa, rather, we should all be exactly who we are and embrace our own identity. As she ruminates on the value of the dynamics, her observations hold an honesty that can’t go un-noted.
“There is just something about a woman’s voice that I just think everyone can relate to. A woman’s point of view, a woman’s vulnerability, a woman’s sound.”
While there is a lot of pressure for women in her line of work to be ‘more’ sexy or ‘more’ edgy, Jordan also sees the places in music where the mold is being broken. She sees women taking the roles that were once primarily held by men. She sees women standing up and being beautiful.
“Beauty, to me, is confidence. I think that’s such a common answer when asked of a woman and I think there is a reason why... If you can just be yourself and fully believe in yourself and do it with every ounce of being that you have, I think that is beautiful... I think confidence is what’s beautiful... and brows on fleek.”
A huge part of who she is today Jordan credits to her mother. She was raised in Florida by Patty, a strong woman who didn’t pull any punches while raising her daughter. Today, she is Jordan’s best friend, and the life of the party. This upbringing coupled with her own life lessons has left Jordan unhindered by the need to behave like someone she’s not. She is effortlessly cool and she is going to make you laugh with her wit and unfiltered opinions. She is confident, and, yes, her brows are most definitely on fleek.
Film: Lindley Atkinson
Stylist: Elliott Sikes
Photographer: Ashtin Paige
Makeup Artist: Kat Derickson
Hairstylist: Breanna Williamson
Copy: Christina Clark
Look No. 1:
Skirt + Top - Alice and Olivia
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Pants - JCrew
Top - Topshop
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Skirt - Express
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Skirt - Express
Tank - Topshop
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