Love(r) her or hate her, Taylor Swift has written some messy, wonderful, iconic, underrated songs. This is me trying to pick the best one.

Good Morning America, May 8, 2019

In isolation I ran wild with a need to rank all of Taylor Swift’s songs. She’s one of the biggest pop stars in the world, a lightning rod for controversy, and — most importantly — a prolific songwriter with nine albums over fourteen years, countless hits over multiple genres, broken records for the Grammys, Spotify, YouTube, Billboard charts and more.

But, baby, who’s counting?

No matter how you feel about the celebrity, her discography (of which she’s credited with writing on every single track) demands to be taken seriously.

So this is me standing in front of you trying to…


Clutch your pearls and prepare the fainting couch because Shakira and J-Lo shook not only their asses but the very fabric of America

I think it’s high time we white women find our voice and speak up. We don’t get involved nearly enough. And it’s been awhile since we made something all about us. So let’s talk about it. Because something has been weighing on my mind and I don’t think I’m overreacting when I say the Super Bowl Halftime show ruined my life.

They are happy. And so is Satan. ♀️

America should be ashamed of itself. Not for the racism and xenophobia, the sexism and misogyny; not for the wealth gap or the homelessness crisis. But for this halftime show at the 2020 Super Bowl that will undoubtedly go…


Looking at the world and its many, many failings, I’ve decided: what the world needs now isn’t love, it’s not just empathy; it’s education.

Sometimes I struggle to talk about race. I wonder what’s the right tone, what’s the right angle. I would never want to overstep or talk over anyone. I don’t want to come across like some “woke” princess seeking attention. But it’s something I’ve been drawn to for awhile now — these injustices set up in society, piling on in some obvious, some sinister ways.

I’m 5’8″, thin, somewhere between blonde and brunette, of obvious Anglo-Saxon descent. I’m pretty sure I had family on the Mayflower and both sides of my family tree took root in America early on. …


A closer look at the 2018 horror film, ‘A Quiet Place,’ reveals a much broader discussion on gender, masculinity, and the threat of expectation.

(Please note that SPOILERS WILL FOLLOW. You have been warned.)

A Quiet Place opens in near silence. As an audience, we already know what is wrong (an alien race has attacked Earth hunting by sound alone) but otherwise, the film offers little explanation. It is a short story played out in three chapters, all of which open in medias res — which is to say, in the middle of things. Much has been made of the silence and the monsters and the cleverness of a horror film where noise becomes the terror. …


Flipping the script on the haters of Taylor Swift’s new single “Look What You Made Me Do”

Everyone has an opinion about Taylor Swift. Bursting onto the scene as a corkscrew-curled ingenue with a forced country twang, she has spent the last ten years in the industry outsmarting and outrunning her detractors with new looks, new sounds, and new drama. From the meme-worthy VMA incident in 2009 to the emoji-ridden take down of 2016, Taylor Swift has battled her fair share of the haters. But it’s to her credit that we’re still talking about her. Even more telling: she’s still winning.

The genius of Taylor Swift has never been her vocal range or her shaky likability. It…


Saying “enough is enough” is just the beginning.

Since moving to the big apple, I’ve faced street harassment pretty much every day. It ranges from innocuous to terrifying. I’ve been cursed at, spit at, followed, called quite a lot of names—from things that have been seemingly sweet to skin-crawlingly vile. And it’s something I live with. It’s something I deal with along with hundreds of thousands of women. This isn’t just my story. But I’d still like to draw attention to it. Because it’s wrong.

People try and play different angles. Everyone has an explanation. A justification. An excuse.

she was asking for it.

what did she expect?

Shelby Boyer

I have an obsessive personality that revolves primarily around corgis, Taylor Swift, and dumb movies. Indulge me in any of these things and I’ll be your bff.

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