- Meet Tanea
In 5th grade I wrote, directed and starred in a play called “Let Us In” about 2 homeless women living on the streets of New York City. I instantly fell in love with the stage. So much that I thought that I would pursue acting as a career. However it would be a trip to a chinatown gift shop with my older sister the following year that would change my life. It was the day I got my first journal.
All of the “girls” as I call them, pictured here with me, have been my constant companions for the past 29 years. They give me lines and lines of empty space to literally lay my soul bare. Writing is such a gift!
In 2008 after the birth of my 2nd child and yearning to scratch my entrepreneurial itch, I combined my passion for paper & my love of words and launched She’s Got Papers. Taken from the name of a popular song from the 1980’s, the designs in the collection are an extension of my personality on paper.
Where Embody This is empowering, I Activist is bold and unapologetic. I take gratitude to a new level assisting you in thanking everyone from yoursisters to your mentor. When you have a thought or 2000, like I do, I’ve got you covered with my Take Note journal collection. A house is not a home without pillows with a purpose & gorgeous mugs that pour out inspiration that you can both taste and feel.
I see life as an occasion. It will make you shout with joy and scream for mercy. It’s miraculous and difficult. Challenging yet wonderful. I’ve taken all of those emotions and the events of my journey and poured them into these collections.
As long as you’re alive you’ll have something to say. From business to social and everything in between, I hope that you’ll trust She’s Got Papers to help you say it the write way.