THE #FLYPAPERWCW: @HALLEBIRD | @TUDEY__ (BIRD IS THE WORD)
ALIEA M. MAY 4, 2016
“I’m just trying to be authentic; I’m not being anything that I’m not.”
Meet Halle Malcomb, creator of HalleBird.com, an initiative that empowers, gives back, and builds community through authentic apparel. Better known as Halle Bird by her friends, this social justice advocate is using her professional marketing experience, passions, and natural knack to create in order to shift social consciousness within her community.
A Cleveland native, Halle moved to Columbus 15 years ago as a freshman at The Ohio State University, and the rest is herstory.
Even as a child, Halle knew that God was important to her life and her journey. As a young girl, Halle attended St. Henry, a predominately African American Catholic school now known as Archbishop Lyke, and went on to blossom at Beaumont, an all-girl Catholic school that she recalls as “women-focused.”
Growing up, “Bird” became Halle’s trademark long before she was creating inspirational t-shirts. All her life, Halle had been her mother’s little yellow bird, but not many people knew/know that. Ironically, one day she was talking with her sorority sister, and she just so happened to refer to Halle as Halle Bird. After she shared with her soror that her mother called her “Bird,” the name spread like wildfire, and she has since been known as (and probably will forever) “HalleBird”. Click here to read more...