Shouting Out for Future Women Artists at Public Awards Ceremonies
At the Billboard Awards earlier this year, Swift was honored with the award for Top Female Artist, and then thanked female artists in the past, present and future in her acceptance speech.
“I want to thank all the female artists who paved the way for us to get to do what we do the way we get to do it,” she said. “All the new female artists who are killing it out there right now, we’re so inspired by you. And I don’t know, shout-out to the future female artists who just picked up a guitar or learned how to play the piano.”
Swift strikes me as the person who remembers what it was like to scrape for her start—and if she doesn’t, her song “Mean” is a pretty telling chronicle of that time.