Taylor Swift is shedding light on her journey from an apolitical to a patriotic citizen who found her voice with the help of boyfriend Joe Alwyn.
In a recent interview with Vanity Fair, Swift recalled the stigma associated with country singers speaking on politics.
“As a country musician, I was always told it’s better to stay out of [politics],” the singer began.
It was not until the 2016 elections and Donald Trump's presidency for another five years that made the Blank Space singer put her political stance on the table.
“The Trump presidency forced me to lean in and educate myself. I found myself talking about government and the presidency and policy with my boyfriend [Joe Alwyn], who supported me in speaking out,” she continued.
“I started talking to my family and friends about politics and learning as much as I could about where I stand.”
Swift made her debut in political discussions during the 2018 senate election in Tennessee. The hitmaker supportedDemocrat Phil Bredesen in the Tennessee Senate race against Republican Marsha Blackburn.
“I’m proud to have moved past fear and self-doubt, and to endorse and support leadership that moves us beyond this divisive, heartbreaking moment in time,” Swift concluded.