Happy Mothers Day

I Still Send My Love

May 12, 2019

The last time we talked you sent me a text that said, “You were in my dreams last night, I pray everyday you remember what a beautiful daughter of the king you are Meaghan.”

[Meaghan is my birth name.]

I responded in anger, and cut you off. A few weeks later you asked me what you had ever done to make me feel unloved. I didn’t respond, you completely missed the point.

“You should know, that until you accept me as your son Camden, we will not have a relationship, and you should know, that it’s on you both.”

I spent months conflicted about how everything went down. I was annoyed that I was still concerned with your well-being over mine. So I set out to resolve the problem. My solution, to write you and dad a letter filled with love and positivity, but also filled with strength, courage, and maturity.

The parting sentence stated, “You should know, that until you accept me as your son Camden, we will not have a relationship, and you should know, that it’s on you both.” That was February 28th, 2019, and as I suspected, I haven’t heard from you. But, its okay, I am at total peace with my resolution.

That’s why I still send love to you on this mothers day. I hope it brings you joy and that you are celebrated. I hope you remember how magnificent and important you are. I love you.

Love,

Camden

Camden is a 28-year-old trans person and visual artist. After serving in the US Navy he moved to NYC and recently graduated with his degree in visual arts. His focus has been primarily on LGBTQ+ portraiture and exploring, through photography, the many facets of sexual and gender identity. More recent projects include exploring spirituality within the queer community with hopes to create spaces for us to grow and rise up to our highest potential together.