Swifties, Meet Dr. Taylor Alison Swift

I’m feeling (class of) ‘22.

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On May 18, Taylor Swift officially became Dr. Taylor Swift. The singer received an honorary doctorate of fine arts from New York University during their 2022 commencement, where she also delivered a thoughtful speech.


Naturally, fans had reactions to their parasocial bestie in a cap and gown becoming an (honorary) doctor.

Taylor even acknowledged her new doctoral status when encouraging graduates to embrace post-grad life.

“As long as we are fortunate enough to be breathing, we will breathe in, breathe through, breathe deep, breathe out. And I’m a doctor now, so I know how breathing works,” she said, according to Billboard.

To be clear, Swift knows she’s not a doctor that you’d want around to perform a surgery...unless that surgery is to mend a broken heart. (Stream “this is me trying,” an underrated Folklore gem.)

“Not the type of doctor you would want around in the case of an emergency, unless your specific emergency was that you desperately needed to hear a song with a catchy hook and an intensely cathartic bridge section,” she said. This is “Wildest Dreams” representation!

Honestly? The only treatment for a long workday is a 10-minute break to belt out “All Too Well (10 Minute Version) (Taylor’s Version)” before your next Zoom.

So congratulations to Swift and all the 2022 graduates.

Because, if there’s one thing Swift’s career can show me about adulthood, it’s that manifestation may actually work.

Now, it’s time to figure out if Dr. Swift’s heartbreak hospital takes my insurance. I need a healthy dose of “Back to December” right about now.

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