Meet the Offbeat Empire's staff

The Offbeat Empire is a digital publishing company that reaches hundreds of thousands of people a month via our websites and social media properties. At one point, we were a crew of 10 editors, sales folks, and web developers. These days, the business runs lean and mean…

Ariel Meadow Stallings

Founder & Publisher

Author of Offbeat Bride (Seal Press; 2007, 2009, 2019) and the forthcoming Shitshow to Afterglow (Seal Press, 2020), Ariel Meadow Stallings likes to poke at the soft places of overlap between culture, identity, relationships, and personal development.

Ariel got her start in the mid-'90s editing a rave magazine, graduated the Columbia Publishing Course in 2001, and then spent most of the '00s as a copywriter for the Seattle Times, Microsoft, and Amazon. She's dedicated the last 12 years to managing her bootstrapped digital media company, the Offbeat Empire LLC.

Ariel's work has reached about 50 million people in the last decade through the Offbeat Empire's web and social media properties like offbeatbride.com and offbeathome.com.

She divides her time between Seattle and San Francisco, and if she's not reading to her son or writing books, chances are good that she's dancing or happy-crying. You can get to know Ariel better on her Insta stories.

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