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 I would pursue acting as a career. However, it would be a trip to a China town 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 over 3o years. They give me lines and lines of empty space to literally lay my soul bare. They challenge me, give me a space to release and shed light on things I would prefer not to see. 

What a giftShe's Got Papers - Tanea - Journal


In 2007 after the birth of my 2nd child and yearning to scratch my entrepreneurial itch, I combined my passion for paper and my love of words and launched "She’s Got Papers" in 2008.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 Loving What I See is empowering, There's Nothing Bolder Than Breaking Through is audacious and unapologetic. I take gratitude to a new level assisting you in thanking everyone from your sister to your mentor. When you have a thought or two thousand, like I do, I’ve got you covered with my journal collection as well as 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.