Whether it was taking a stand on social media or surprising fans with secret projects, Taylor Swift has done several impressive things in 2020. Here are a few.
8. When she surprised fans with an album - Taylor Swift announced that she wrote and recorded an entire album during quarantine. She described 'Folklore' as "An entire brand new album of songs I've poured all of my whims, dreams, fears, and musings into."
When she spoke out about the importance of removing confederate statues. Taylor said, "As a Tennessean, it makes me sick that there are monuments standing in our state that celebrate racist historical figures who did evil things. Edward Carmack and Nathan Bedford Forrest were DESPICABLE figures in our state history and should be treated as such."
When she stared in her own documentary on Netflix. Taylor tweeted about 'Miss Americana,' saying, "It's wild to be sharing so much of my life because it's scary to be vulnerable!"
When she secretly gifted fans money at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. One fan expressed gratitude, saying, "I will literally never be able to repay her for the sheer gesture of it— Never-mind the actual amount which is 3 months of rent for me. It's a wonderfully humble example of acknowledging that her small change can really impact someone else. I feel seen. Thanks, Taylor Swift."
When she gave her employees off for Juneteenth. She wrote on Twitter, "Personally, I've made the decision to give all of my employees June 19th off in honor of Freedom Day from now on, and to continue to educate myself on the history that brought us to this present moment."
When she directed and starred in the video for "The Man."
When she donated $1 million to Nashville tornado relief. On social media, she wrote, "Nashville is my home and the fact that so many people have lost their homes and so much more in Middle Tennessee is devastating to me."
When she called out Trump. Taylor didn't hold back either when she tweeted directly to the president. She said, "After stoking the fires of white supremacy and racism your entire presidency, you have the nerve to feign moral superiority before threatening violence? 'When the looting starts the shooting starts'??? We will vote you out in November."
When she praised the Supreme Court for confirming that a 1964 civil rights law protects L.G.B.T. workers from discrimination. She said, "YES!! Thank you to the Supreme Court Justices who voted in favor and all the advocates who have fought so hard for this! We still have a long way to go to reach equality, but this is a beautiful step forward."
When she supported the Black Lives Matter movement. On Twitter, Taylor wrote, "Racial injustice has been ingrained deeply into local and state governments, and changes MUST be made there. In order for policies to change, we need to elect people who will fight against police brutality and racism of any kind. #BlackLivesMatter."