Spilling the T

Nana-Ama Danquah
T-shirt-inspired short essays about all things truth and taboo, with a little advice and humor mixed in.
Created 20 May 2021
  • So Apparently, I'm Dramatic
    07 Nov 2021 • 5 min read
    Let me tell you about the year I started wearing a tiara. In 2015, Darling Daughter and I spent the Fourth of July at Disneyland because, for her, it actually is one of the happiest places on earth. F...
  • Don't Grow Up
    03 Nov 2021 • 8 min read
    Remember those long, drowsy Sundays of your youth? Remember how you used to curl into a favorite chair and read until either the book was done, or you’d dozed off and dreamt yourself into the world of...
  • But Did You Die?
    01 Nov 2021 • 4 min read
    Imagine this: you’ve been heavily drugged and are being kept suspended between life and death. Someone is standing at your bedside watching the machine to which you’ve been hooked up so as to monitor ...
  • NO is a complete sentence
    20 Oct 2021 • 1 min read
    So many of us grew up believing we were not allowed, or worse, entitled to say no. After all, young people have such limited agency. But that inability to say no spills into adulthood, especially with...
  • Unapologetically Dope
    20 Sep 2021 • 1 min read
    In second grade I got a pair of sunset orange Garanimals corduroy pants, along with a matching turtleneck that had stripes in different shades of orange. The color melted my heart; I fell in love with...
  • Spilling the T
    20 May 2021 • < 1 min read
    Welcome to “Spilling the T” by me, Nana-Ama Danquah. In this blog, I use the wisdom, humor, quotes, and pithy statements on the t-shirts in my closet as inspiration for micro-essays on all things life...
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