Brittany Davis says of her Dad “I had a best friend from birth.”

Name: Brittany Davis City: Dallas TX | @_brittanyalexandria

Dad’s Name: Walter

Describe your relationship with your Father and how did that impact you?

I am my dad’s first born daughter so our bond from the beginning was tight. As a child I was always protected; where he went I was right behind him. It impacted me a lot growing up because I had a best friend from birth.

What’s the best thing you’ve learned from your Father?

My dad taught me a lot but one of the most important things is to always be myself. No matter what people say about you, always keep your head held high.

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What struggles did you face in your relationship with your Dad and how did you get through them?

My dad had a rough childhood and went through his share of trauma. Those traumas led to years long struggle with alcoholism. In my pre-teen years I didn’t quite understand that struggle but it didn’t change the fact that he was still my dad. I just knew I had to love him unconditionally and be there to encourage and support him. He was able to overcome the struggle throughout my high school and college years. Our bond was unbreakable all the way up until he transitioned.

What has your relationship with your Father taught you about what to look/not look for in your partner?

My dad taught me to always be with a man that encourages and supports me no matter what. He taught me ways to spot a knucklehead (his words) and how to handle them if need be.

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How has your relationship with your Father shaped the woman you are today?

My dad always made sure I knew just how proud he was of me every time we talked. In his eyes I could do no wrong. That feeling made me want to conquer the world just to continue to make him proud.

If you could write a short letter to your father, starting with “Dear Father,” what would you say?

Dear Father,

I wish I could call you up and joke with you as we always did. I’d call you old, you’d tell me you’re getting better with age lol. Hearing I love you and I’m proud of you one last time would be a gift I would treasure for a lifetime. I hope I’ve made you proud daddy. I love and miss you always

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