Country-turned-pop star Taylor Swift has a fixed place in the spotlight and in fans’ hearts everywhere. She boasts impressive creative control over her music, acting as sole writer for many of her songs and contributing to other artists’ music.
She became notorious for hinting at failed relationships in her songs, though lately, her music has drifted away from saccharine romances like “Love Story” to take-charge narratives like “Look What You Made Me Do.”
Swift has been lauded for her songwriting prowess and has made very clear how powerful her words are—her album Reputation which debuted last year sold over a million copies in its first week.
But her spoken words are just as powerful, after her call to vote prompted a massive spike in voter registration earlier this month.
Here are just some of the ways Taylor Swift has wielded her words with power.