Halsey Speaks On Passing For White
Singer Halsey is well aware that most folks aren’t aware of her black heritage. The songstress recently chatted with Playboy about “passing” for white and the privilege that it allows her despite her biracial background. Hasley’s mother is white and her father is black.
“I’m white-passing,” she tells the publication. “I’ve accepted that about myself and have never tried to control anything about black culture that’s not mine.”
“I look like a white girl,” she added. “But I don’t feel like one. I’m a black woman. I’m proud to be in a biracial family, I’m proud of who I am, and I’m proud of my hair.”
Well said. Halsey also opened up to Playboy about having a miscarriage when she was a single 20-year-old woman. The singer/songwriter now 22, is adamant that she opened up about it because it’s a real story that’s rarely told.
“Every time I read a miscarriage story, it’s about a happily married woman who loses a baby, and that’s f—king terrible and I empathize, but I never read ‘A 20-year-old girl who’s scared and alone and single had a miscarriage,” said Halsey. “And guess what — that happens all around the world every day.”
“I wanted to say something about it because when I was going through it, I was f—king alone,” she continued. “I didn’t know any artists I could have called and said, ‘Hey, I know this happened to you. What should I do? Can I go back on tour? How long did it take for your hormones to realign?’ I had no one to talk to.”
Respect to her for telling her story.
Will YOU be picking up the latest issue of Playboy to read up on Halsey???