Flashback to 2000 #Publishing August 1 | Ariel Meadow Stallings offbeatbride Cleaning up my computer's hard drive, I stumbled over this old scan from a piece I wrote for a publication called Yes Magazine, back in 2000: It's odd to realize that, 12 years later, I'm still getting off on "a loop of energy" with readers, and doing something that feels like it makes a difference in a small silly way. Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Ariel Meadow Stallings Author of Offbeat Bride: Creative Alternatives for Independent Brides, Ariel acts as the publisher of all the Offbeat Empire websites. She lives, loves, and dorks out hard in Seattle, WA. @offbeatariel @offbeatbride PREVIOUS Bootstrapping, Tribesmaids, and earning back a $10,000 investment NEXT Offbeat Bride at Wedding MBA conference in Las Vegas, October 2012 (+registration discount) Show/Hide comments [ 4 ] dang, gina! that's some model face. 1 agrees Reply As I was reading, I kept being distracted by the thought that Ariel looks like Lisa Bonet. Reply HA! You guys crack me up. When I was 25, I was definitely trying to werk that realness pretty hard: 4 agree Reply you do look absolutely stunning. Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Comment Participate in this conversation via e-mail No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.