I was born and raised in Paris, France. I came out hairy, small and fussy, and remain so as an adult.
At a very young age, a slowly intensifying absurd sense of humour started to develazop within myself. One that fed on making people laugh like a flesh-eating virus. Growing up, I killed it with my parents and sisters. The sound of people laughing at something I said or did was delectable and the approval I felt made my armpits itch and my insides bop like one of those giant tube people at used car dealerships.
I also feel like it is worth mentioning here that my social skills were (and always will be) on par with that of an un-medicated schizophrenic sloth on meth — awkwardly slow, but twitchy, and all over the place.
I came of age a hot minute before Millennials were a thing. I went to high-school in Paris and loved every minute of it. I turned 18 and went to university to study Mathematics.
I made wonderful friends in my 20s, met and loved boys, and went on to pursue a career as an Economist in a wildly corporate setting that allowed me to live all over the world. I am currently happily living in Calgary, Canada.
My name isn't Greta Jane.
Greta and Jane were my naughty little grandmothers.
My name is Melanie and I make the things on this website.
Make sure your weirdo light shines bright so that the other weirdos know where to find you.”
Keeping my inappropriate zingers from coming out at work and ruining my career became increasingly difficult. I didn’t ever set out to offend or shock my bosses or coworkers, but I couldn’t quite figure out how to actively avoid it. Until one day, it finally hit critical mass and just like that, I put my Economist career aside to start Greta Jane Paper Co.
I created Greta Jane Paper Co. to embrace the funny in life, from ones inappropriate inner dialogue to ones wobbly bits and pieces. The company has become a popular local paper business. I found my people. Turns out if you make your weirdo light shine bright so that the other weirdos know where to find you, only success can ensue.