Who can forget when Taylor Swift took the Grammys stage after winning 2016's Album of the Year and delivered an empowering message to girls all over the world? Young women are capable of anything, she said—and shouldn't let anyone undermine their dreams or take credit for their ideas.
Now, as part of the Recording Academy's new Believe In Music campaign, Taylor's speech has been immortalized into a gripping short film called It Was You. Both the mini movie and the initiative itself are aimed at promoting the life-changing power of song.
The film features young girls from different walks of life, delivering parts of Tay's powerful speech as they live out their passions.
One girl preparing for a dance performance gazes into a mirror. "I want to say to all the young women out there..." she begins. Another girl picks up the thought as she carries a large instrument up the school steps, saying,"...there are going to be people along the way..." A girl pushing stage equipment backstage completes the sentence: "...who will try to undercut your success."
More and more girls—a drummer, an athlete, a conductor—take turns reenacting the rest of Taylor's iconic speech. By the end of the 1-minute film, Taylor herself appears to deliver the final line: "It was you."
Check out the film below and get ready to rule the world.
Tune into the 59th Annual Grammy Awards on February 12 at 8p.m. on CBS.