A Letter To The Children of My Dead Best Friend

Phaylen Fairchild
5 min read2 days ago

You don’t know me.

I don’t know how to do this, because I never thought a day like this would come where I had to navigate this new territory. People who do know me would tell you that if given the chance I would write you a book, so I’ll try to be brief here.

I’m Phaylen. I’ve been your mom’s best friend since we were 11 years old. We were weird opposites; your Mom was the beautiful cheerleader with a loud, foul mouth and I was a transgender, traumatized goth kid in all black. Nothing about us made sense to the world, and…

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Phaylen Fairchild

Actor, Filmmaker, LGBTQ+ & Women’s Rights Activist All work copyright phaylens@gmail.com