It’s safe to say Taylor Swift is an outstanding musician, but her media appearance has taken a bit of a battering over the years. Despite this, I think she’s one of the best role models for people out there… and here’s why.
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1) She’s proof hard work pays off
Taylor Swift is proof that never giving up is the key to achieving your dreams. Although she was quite young when she discovered her talent, she persistently went to doors of record labels and asked them to take a listen to her music. Years passed, but her persistance prevailed – and she is now one of the best musicians on the planet.
2) She’s classy
I once saw a quote that said, “always think, what would Taylor do”. That’s a quote I’ve tried to stick by for many reasons. I believe Taylor is a very classy celebrity, just take a look at the way she handled the Grammy situation when Kayne took her award of her! I don’t think many other celebrities would have done the same.
3) She writes about real things
There are so many musicians who write about going to the club, hooking up with lovers and… well, you know the sort. With Taylor Swift, she writes about real things, and real situations she’s dealt with. Not only does it make her much more relatable, it makes her feel more like I friend than a celebrity. It believe it’s part of her success.
4) She empowers other people
Despite the backlash of the public about her being a man eater and a snake, Taylor Swift actually does a lot behind the scenes. She donated a huge amount of money to Kesha to help with her case, she’s regularly seen at hospitals supporting patients, and she even appeared at a fans weddings after she received an invite. It’s little things like that, that make her a great role model.
5) She embraces her true self and doesn’t let anyone tell her otherwise
It’s true that the media may have negatively portrayed Taylor Swift quite extensively. The boys… the arguments with friends… the snake like personality – but regardless of this, she continues to be herself. She writes the music she wants, she has the friends she wants, she changes the music industry for the better, and she continues to be the role models she wants to be. That must be pretty difficult when it seems half the world is against you!
6) She’s an insanely good businesswoman
To become the person she is today, Taylor Swift has to be a good businesswoman. And when she wants change – whether that be in the music industry or not – she uses her sophisticated persona to get it done. She’s not only a musician, she’s a brand. Now, that’s a woman I aspire to be like!
Of course I am biased about Taylor Swift – she’s been someone I’ve looked up to since I was about 14! But beside that, I think she is a great role model despite her reputation.
Do you think she’s a great role model? Are you a fan? Let me know in the comments! And be sure to stay tuned for the next part of my Inspiring Women series.