The prolific pop star can now add “guest editor” to her long list of talents.
Taylor Swift has stepped up to co-write the new issue of Glamour magazine.
The 25-year-old pop princess has dominated practically all forms of media since late 2014 and now she’s even working behind the scenes for her new magazine spread.
In an interview with the mag, Taylor talks about the way her love life suffered as a result of constant media scrutiny.
“I think the media has sent me a really unfair message over the past couple of years, which is that I’m not allowed to date for excitement, or fun, or new experiences or learning lessons. I’m only allowed to date if it’s for a lasting, multiple-year relationship. Otherwise I’m a, quote, ‘serial dater’. Or, quote, ‘boy crazy’. The narrative has been so wrong, every time it was the same. It’s ‘Taylor spotted talking to this guy, she’s chasing him.’ They create a beginning to the story that didn’t happen most of the time, so then they have to create an ending. So they always go to the same fabricated ending that every other tabloid has used in my story, which is, ‘She got too clingy’, or ‘Taylor has too many emotions, she scared him away’. Which has honestly never been the reason for any of my break-ups. You know what has been the reason? The media. You take something very fragile, like trying to get to know someone, and it feels like walking out into the middle of a gladiator arena with someone you’ve just met. And all of a sudden the public and the media are allowed to say thumbs up or thumbs down.”
She appears to have overcome the unfair treatment, though, as she has been seen looking pretty cuddly with Calvin Harris lately.
Swift also spoke about her controversial rivalry with Kanye West, and how that particular saga actually has a happy ending:
“We actually, I guess, could be called friends now! I honestly think I needed to continue to prove myself in my career and I think it finally got to a place where he realised he respected what I do as a musician.”
Taylor discussed the fact that, despite being a popular female artist, her image has never incorporated brazen sexuality, but approached the subject in a way that did not drag other female celebrities who choose to present themselves this way:
“Every woman has different things that make them feel strong and powerful. For me, I don’t have any need or urge to write about overt sexuality. It just never occurs to me. I appreciate girls who sing about whatever they want, because that’s what they want to sing about.”
Taylor is, of course, friends with Beyonce, Nicki Minaj and Selena Gomez, all of whom have incorporated sexuality into their image at some point. It’s cool when women can respect one another while making their own creative decisions that suit them! Now if only the media would respect them too!
In one of her roles as guest editor, Taylor put together a list of upcoming female celebrities she believes will soon be at the forefront of the industry.