Taylor Swift and Miranda Lambert are among the 12 women in music being honored by Elle magazine's May issue.

Inside 'Ran imparts some words of wisdom. "My message is to be your own person, always -- whether you’re a stay-at-home mom or a superstar… We all bring something different."

And Taylor talks about what inspires her to write songs. "All these emotions, everything that's said and all your experience, that's what inspires the first flicker of a song. It's hard being a human being."