Taylor Swift On Rejecting ‘Toxic Messages’ About Her Body: ‘I’m Not A Coat Hanger’

Taylor Swift is looking forward to 30.

The Lover singer sat down with British Vogue editor-in-chief Edward Enninful for a new interview, and first on his list of questions regarded her favourite British slang.

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Swift quickly offered up an assortment of slang terms, including “chuffed”, “knackered”, “gutted” and “well fit”.

The conversation soon moved to the fact that Swift is heading into a new decade of her life, with her 30th birthday coming on Dec. 13.

Swift admitted that her 20s have been mostly about “trying on all these costumes” to see which ones fit.

Now, though, the singer is thankful for reaching a point in her career where she has a lot more control over what she wants to do and when.

“I don’t take that for granted ever because there were times when I played hundreds of shows in a year and I was like 17 years old and I would get exhausted and burnt out and now I can work the amount that I know I’m capable of handling, which is like an extreme luxury—I know that,” she said.

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Swift also talked about her own approach to body positivity now that she’s a bit older.

“One thing going into my 30s that I’m really stoked about is, like, I now can really recognize and diagnose, like, toxic messages being sent to me by society, by culture about, like, my body,” she said. “I’m a woman, I’m not a coat hanger.”

She added, “I need to feel healthy in my life and I need to take pleasure in food and I need to not use my body as, like, an exercise of control when I feel out of control in my life.”

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