"Junior high was actually sort of hard because I got dumped by this group of popular girls," Swift said in a Teen Vogue interview back in 2009. "They didn't think I was cool or pretty enough, so they stopped talking to me." She added, "I’d sit there in school and I’d be hearing people like, ‘Oh my god, this party that we’re going to is gonna be so awesome on Friday. Everyone’s invited except for [Taylor]."
Swift managed to turn her pain into all your favorite songs about heartbreak, and ironically, kind of credits her bullies: “Really, if I hadn’t come home from school miserable every day, maybe I wouldn’t have been so motivated to write songs. I should probably thank them!”