Cameron Dezen Hammon

Cameron Dezen Hammon is the author of This Is My Body: A Memoir of Religious and Romantic Obsession, forthcoming from Lookout Books in 2019, and a contributor to The Kiss: Intimacies from Writers. Her essay “Infirmary Music” was named a notable in The Best American Essays 2017Follow her @camerondhammon.

Witness Tree

1. Suppose I start with a tree. It’s an old tree, tagged with neighborhood graffiti, wide as a linebacker. It’s where we met to sing hymns and pray before heading out into the night to find homeless people and sex workers,…