How can you not jump up and scream:
‘ FUCK YES TAYLOR SWIFT, YOU ARE A BADASS!’
When you see such an icon doing something so seemingly simple yet, amazing you can’t help but let that motivate you. (at least I can’t — I will take motivation where I can these days)
Okay, I will admit it. I was not a HUGE Taylor Swift fan in the early 2000s.
I was busy listening to dirty base, busting a move on the dance floor of some seedy underground club all hyped up on fun pills.
But years have past and so have my past times and my music taste.
It wasn’t that I didn’t really know about Ms. Swift but just wasn’t my thing. I felt old and slightly disconnected for the lyrics.
I will also admit I was just to damn cool to listen to anything top 40 on the radio. I realize now how much I was missing out.
I have been hearing rumblings of the rerelease of Red for some time but I will be honest — I didn’t get it.
But, I do now.
The long and the short of it is that Taylor didn’t own her music. Pretty common in the music industry but it doesn’t make it right. Apparently the rights to her music had been sold in some shady deal to some shady people without her approval and without her being asked if she wanted to buy the rights (when she had the money to do so).
Taylors response was to fight back and rerelease her old albums with complete control. She owns the tracks. The music is hers.
There is nothing more badass than this.
In a world that is so fucked up for so many reasons, watching someone powerful and famous take back her life in this manner is inspiring.
I don’t know if this is something that is happening to me in older life. But seeing people making it to the other side, with grace and greatness is so inspiring.
I can’t even imagine the power Taylor must feel in this truth. She has made everything seems so possibly.
She has told the world that you can love hard, love fall and be a basic and be heartbroken and still be amazing. You can be everything the world makes fun of because who the hell cares. Frankly, I love her for that.
I will never again listen to a Taylor Swift song that isn’t a (Taylor’s Version) and I think the world is following suit.
So get out there, speak your truth, drink your Taylor Latte and go after what you want.
It is 2021 baby — be that badass bitch!
If you were looking for a modern day roll model, for someone to light a spark under your ass, for determination to take control and not let anyone or anything stand in your way. This is it.
In RED, of course.