“If I can’t sing a note or hold it for a long time, I know maybe I will be weaker,” she told CNN.
“When I was little, I used to be able to turn the doorknob, and over time I couldn’t even raise my hand to turn the knob.”
Channel through music
Haly was three years old when her father introduced her to music. Since then, singing and songwriting have made her a healthy bet.
“I let go of all these emotions and feel much better.”
Singing wasn’t Haly’s only way to manage her neurological symptoms. She sees occupational therapists and physical therapists on a regular basis. She works through range-of-motion exercises every day. And she hires a home health assistant who helps her 24 hours a day. It’s a physical and psychological pain. But music keeps her going.
Message in each song
Haly released her first album “I Wrote Life” in 2019. She shares stories of victories and challenges through her lyrics.
“Whenever I feel bad about myself like I can’t do anything, I just start writing and singing about it.”
“It wasn’t the first supporting song I wrote about. But this song hits home because it’s parallel to that feeling, where I’m used to people staring at me on the street or being told me all the time there is something I can’t do. “
“This song is a reminder that I can do it. I can help anyone. I can be anyone. I am kind to anyone, and most importantly, I can be loved like anyone.”
Haly advocates for the rights of people with disabilities during live performances by enlightening audiences about what people with physical challenges grapple with with mobility issues.
“It could be just having a place to stay, like someone who knows they have help around the clock.
Her main message is about empowerment. She hopes that her songs about life, hardships, and inspiration will motivate others to act on what they want in life.
“If you don’t give up, you will see that you will do it whatever your goals are,” Halle said. “Don’t let anyone make you feel like you can’t.”