Echols: ‘Don’t grow up. It’s a trap.’

A T-shirt bearing that slogan received more feedback from strangers than any other garment

By , Special to the Daily Memphian Published: November 06, 2022 4:00 AM CT
Candace Echols
Special to the Daily Memphian

Candace Echols

Candace Echols is a Midtown resident, wife, and mother of five. A regular contributor to The Daily Memphian, she is a freelance writer who also recently published her first book, the children’s book “Josephine and the Quarantine.” 

“It makes sense of a mother’s tears on the first day of kindergarten or at high school graduation. It recognizes a college graduate’s homesickness for her roommates. It validates a father’s emotion as he gives his daughter away on her wedding day.”


Candace Echols


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