As a woman who loves women, Taylor Swift’s ‘Folklore’ lyrics resonated deeply with my queer experiences

Taylor Swift's "Folklore" has found an eager audience of queer listeners.
Taylor Swift’s “Folklore” has found an eager audience of queer listeners.

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  • Taylor Swift’s new album “Folklore” blends fantasy and reality together for a masterclass in storytelling that can resonate with a diverse set of listeners. 

  • For me, “Folklore” is a tribute to the experiences I’ve had as a gay woman, from my childhood to my first lesbian relationship and my present-day struggle with femininity. 

  • I interpret the lyrics on songs like “Seven,” “August,” and “Mirrorball” with queer experiences like first love, being closeted, and gender presentation. 

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Released last week, Taylor Swift’s surprise studio album “Folklore” has already become one of the best collections of her career, if not the outright winner. It’s a winding, melancholy trip that Swift says blends together fantasy and reality. 

It’s well documented that Swift’s strength lies in her lyrical storytelling, and her best deep cuts tend

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