Taylor Swift is on the cover of the September issue of Vogue magazine, and she’s talking about a little of everything, including sexism, LGBTQ issues, and of course, her new album Lover.
When discussing the LGBTQ community, Swift explains that “Rights are being stripped from basically everyone who isn’t a straight, white, cisgender male. I didn’t realize until recently that I could advocate for a community that I’m not a part of.”
She also discusses being afraid to stand a stand and support the community. “It’s hard to know how to do that without being so fearful of making a mistake that you just freeze. Because my mistakes are very loud. When I make a mistake, it echoes through the canyons of the world. It’s clickbait, and it’s part of my life story, and it’s part of my carer arc.”
When discussing sexism, she explains that she had a hard time seeing it when she was a child, but now that she’s older, she realizes that it’s everywhere. “The second I became a woman, in people’s perception, was when I started to see it.”
On the topic of her upcoming album Lover, Swift says that it might be her best album yet. “There are so many ways in which the album feels like a new beginning. This album is really a love letter to love, in all of its maddening, passionate, exciting, enchanting, horrific, tragic, wonderful glory.”
Taylor also sat down to interview Anna Wintour for Vogue: watch the interview below.