Halle has shared in the success of the sibling duo Chloe x Halle, having played a huge part in their album releases – “The Kids Are Alright” and “Ungodly Hour” in 2020. The sisters also featured in Freeform’s hit show Grown-ish.
The singer-songwriter-actress has also been able to branch out on her own, making appearances in a variety of notable films, including the live-action adaptation of Disney’s The Little Mermaid. In the movie, she was able to showcase her amazing singing and acting skills.
Halle Bailey’s talent and performances have earned her a special place in the hearts of people around the world. Furthermore, she has used her growing profile as an entertainer to pursue various philanthropic causes.
Mental Health Advocacy
Halle is big on mental health. In 2020, during the height of the pandemic, the singer/actress and her sister Chloe partnered with Victoria’s Secret for PINK With Purpose. This is a unique platform aimed at promoting mental health and self-care among young adults.
Speaking to Yahoo Life, Halle Bailey mentioned how she was forced to prioritize her mental health from a young age because of growing up in the public eye. She stated that she had to “learn how to organize the compartments in my brain,” — especially when juggling a lot on her mind.
She also mentioned that she uses music, going to the beach, and making jewelry to safeguard her mental well-being. The “Overwhelmed” singer (performed with her sister) encourages everyone to prioritize self-care as a way of taking care of their mental health.
In a 2021 appearance on Tha God's Honest Truth with 'Charlamagne' Tha God, Halle talked about how she had to ditch her social media for a while to prioritize her mental health. She stated that she had to take a step back because literally having “comments just all in your face the whole time” can be overwhelming.
Chloe x Halle decided to postpone the release of their sophomore album “Ungodly Hour” to ensure that the attention remained on the racial justice discussion and protests following the George Floyd killing by police. Halle stated in an interview, “The week was so much bigger than us.”
The talented singer-songwriter is passionate about the pursuit of knowledge. In 2023, she announced the Angel Scholarship – which is aimed at supporting Black women pursuing further education in the field of performing arts. The charitable program aims to award $10,000 to four women seeking to pursue further education in this field. It is named after her first solo album, “Angel.”
She posted a message of gratitude to her supporters on social media, stating, “Thank you for supporting #angel and helping to fulfill the dreams of these incredibly talented young ladies.”
Racial and Gender Equality
Halle became one of the faces of the Gucci CHIME campaign after her lead role in The Little Mermaid. The campaign, which was founded a decade ago by Beyoncé and Salma Hayek, is geared at pushing for gender equality across the globe.