Taylor Swift attends Teen Choice Awards, will release new single "Lover" on Friday 8/16



Highlights from Taylor's speech:

"...first I want to talk about Alex Morgan. The fact that she’s here presenting this to me is such an honor. Not only winning the World Cup with her amazing teammates, right? But while they were winning the World Cup, they were also taking a historic stand in terms of gender equality, gender pay gap. Please, please, please support her and her teammates because this isn’t over yet. It’s not resolved. Get online and talk about it. Let people know how you feel about it because what happened to them is unfair; it’s happening everywhere and they are heroes and icons for standing up.

...I think sometimes you think if you try hard enough to make every decision perfectly, you think you can possibly ace life and never make any mistakes but it’s normal to make mistakes. I just want you to know if you’re out there and you’re being really hard on yourself right now for something that’s happened or for messing up or feeling embarrassed, it’s normal. That’s what’s going to happen to you in life. No one gets through unscathed. We’re all going to have a few scratches on us. So just please, please, we live in an insane world and in an insane time. Please be kind to yourself and please stand up for yourself.

Also I just wanted to tell you there’s so much I’m excited about in the next 12 days until my album Lover comes out. The album comes out on August 23, but I wanted to tell you tonight that on the 16th, on Friday, I have a new song called "Lover" coming out, and I’m so excited."





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