‘Queer Love’ is returning to Unite! A monthly feature interviewing Queer couples from all across the globe. Each month a brand new couple will be revealed to Unite’s audience – Next month, this could be you! Please get in touch with the email provided at the bottom of this article, if you wish to take part next time! 

I believe that there is no better way to kickstart Queer Love by introducing Cammie Scott and Taryn Arnold to Unite UK!

If you don’t already know; Cammie is an LGBTQ+ Content Creator, Podcast Host and Social Media Personality who risen to fame in 2012. Almost ten years later and Cammie still continues to provide for her audience regularly, exploring themes of wellness and beauty, as well as lifestyle updates! 

Be sure to watch her Youtube Channel, listen to her Podcast ‘Uneducated’ and scroll through her Instagram, @CammieScott right after you’ve finished reading this exclusive Queer Love interview! 

Thank you so much for deciding to join us here on Unite, it feels so right to start Queer Love with you! So, let’s get back to basics and ask when was it you first met your girlfriend, Taryn?

“I met Taryn shortly after moving to LA in 2015. We were at a mutual friends show and they needed someone from the audience to participate at one point. No one was quick to jump up so they asked Taryn and she reluctantly (as she remembers it) yet enthusiastically (as I remember it) participated. Something about the way she handled that moment stood out to me.

My girlfriend at the time and I decided we had to buy her a beer for being brave and thus began our 4 year friendship. 

I’m sure a lot of us will be surprised that you’ve known each other for so long, it seems as if you were always meant to be in each others lives! Did you know from the start that you had feelings for Taryn? Or did the feeling grow as time went on? 

She was just so warm and comforting. As someone who doesn’t open up easily, she made me feel like I could tell her anything. Taryn has this ability of making everyone feel like the most special person in the world. But her ability to do this made me assume it was less about us having something special and more so just that she was special and it was nice to be in her presence when I could.

We were both always in relationships when the other was single so we stayed in each others orbit but never expressed how we truly felt about each other until after years we were finally both single. It’s funny, in hindsight I realised that I always loved her. 

I am in awe over your description of always being in each others orbit – really beautifully put! It sounds as if the universe was just waiting to put you both together! Now that you two are finally in together at long last, I think our audience will be very keen to know what’s your favourite thing to do with Taryn? 

We are big on games. Like little old ladies and I wouldn’t change it for a minute. My favorite thing to do is just sit in our home, playing a random card or board game, listening to music on a Saturday morning. 

Honestly you two sound like a romantic novel of some sort – you’re melting my heart! Now, we all know that food is the way to the heart, but who’s the better cook – You or Taryn? 

Hands down it’s Taryn. It’s not that I can’t cook, per se, I just feel like it’s a waste of time! Taryn is so good at just throwing random things together and making something great.

In the past 18 months we have all been through so much, everyone has had different experiences and I don’t believe it’ll ever get old to hear stories of how one lived through a Global Pandemic. Did the both of you experience being locked down together? 

My birthday is March 11th so Taryn came to LA from San Francisco, where she was living, to visit me. Two days later *spoiler alert if anyone missed 2020* Lockdown happened and she never left. 

I don’t know if I would say we stayed sane truly but we just tried to communicate A LOT. It was new to live together, it was new to experience Covid, it was new to work from home with a partner, it was new to have two dogs!

We tried to conquer it all as a team when we could and give each other the necessary space when needed. The sanity came from making special moments out of little things. From movie nights floating in the pool with a thousand candles, to attaching cups to our rumba for beer pong.

I had a lot of friends say how much fun we always looked like we were having. We definitely did have fun, but there were a lot of really difficult and scary times. I feel like we got the experience of 5 years together in 1 year. 

I admire your honesty in regards to it not all being rainbows and butterflies! A lot of us (especially those in relationships!) can compare ourselves to others online, I’m sure many of us will be enlightened that another couple was yet to experience rainbows and butterflies during a Pandemic! Thank you for that reassurance Cammie! 

Let’s swiftly move away from 2020-2021; what are you hoping for in the new year? 

As for 2022 we are just continuing to set roots. An engagement is definitely soon to come so I am sure 2022 will have a lot of wedding planning involved! 

We can’t wait to see more of your wedding planning (if you choose to share it online, that is!) I hope 2022 is fill of so much light and love for the two of you. I look forward to watching all of the new adventures you’ll be sharing with us – 

Thank you to Cammie Scott for being our Queer Love feature this time; I’m sure it wasn’t only me whom admired her openness and honesty with her relationship, mental wellbeing and her ADHD diagnosis.

If you’re feeling inspired and wish to submit you and your partner to feature on the next Queer Love article – please get in touch with Laura at lauranyeart@gmail.com 

I look forward to speaking with you! 

Laura Nye

Laura Nye

Freelance Writer

Freelance Multi-Media Creator whom continuously ranges between imagery to words. 

If you wish to get in touch; please reach out to lauranyeart@gmail.com 

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