I'm Ariel Elizabeth, but my friends call me, Ari. I am a Professional Content Writer, Digital Storyteller, and Social Media Influencer from the Washington D.C. Metropolitan area. I love Jesus with my whole heart and aspire to live a life that is pleasing in His sight and brings a smile to His face. When I am not busied with work, you can find me in the cozy nook of a coffeeshop nursing a cup of freshly brewed, black coffee, a macchiato, or sipping on a London fog or chai tea latte. I’ve coined the phrase "Green Eyed Dreamer" because it describes me so well. I am a dreamer and a divergent thinker. I enjoy finding and helping to tell the stories of the world in unique, creative, and innovative ways. I believe that the online space is an important and exciting place to be, because it creates opportunities to connect, and capture stories and if done well, recreate moments, and bring greater awareness to the causes that are most important to us.
I am an avid blogger, a social media enthusiast, a content creator, a vocalist in the Urban Contemporary group The Gaskill Girls, and in August of 2014 I became a "solopreneur".
I completed my undergraduate work in 2013 at Mount St. Mary's University, where I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies with concentrations in Journalism, Broadcasting, and Mass Media. I then went on to receive my Master of Science degree in Interactive Media with a focus in Social Media in May of 2016 from Quinnipiac University.
I am a member of the United States Press Agency, the Black Christian Influencers Network, and the National Association of Black Journalists. I volunteer my time as a young adult mentor with The We Are All Educators (WAAE) Organization. I also was blessed to work at one of the most prominent publication's in the nation, The Washington Post. As a freelancer, I have had the opportunity to write for various publications. My most recent works can be seen on my WordPress blog, Simply Ari Archives.
My most cherished role is being the face and proud founder of Simply Ari Media, the digital brand that I was commissioned by the Lord to start in 2014. I work in collaboration with the Holy Spirit, humbly functioning as His Chief Serving Officer (CSO).
I desire for Simply Ari to be a relatable, reliable platform for spiritual enrichment, inspiration, and relevant and timely information. I hope that Simply Ari Media will continue to be a catalyst for positive change in the community it serves and God's chosen channel of communication to minister to the hearts of His people.
As a Christian, I believe that I have been called to use my unique gifts for Kingdom purposes. Through my work, I aspire to spread and minister a message of hope, grace, goodness, and encouragement to others through the written word.
Journalism is a battlefield. My faith is my ammunition and My pen is my weapon of choice."
Who We Are
We are a boutique, Faith-based, Brand Development and Social Media Marketing company.
Simply Ari Media’s purpose is to provide encouragement and support to creatives and start-ups, helping them to develop, hone and establish brand voice consistency across social networks.
Our ministerial work focuses on spiritual enrichment for the individual. We unashamedly bring the name of Jesus Christ back into the world’s conversation, share His message through the content we create, and work to bridge the gap between faith and life.
Those who are connected with us are our faithful Simply Ari Dreamers ; millennials who are motivated by purpose, filled with passion and creative spirit, and sprinkled with a dash of quirky flair.
Simply Ari Media offers the field of journalism a new perspective: a Christian perspective on the experiences that we have every day. We keep a pulse on the interests of the community and serve as a platform for positive change.
In our interview segment, "Spilling the Tea with Ari E," we stay relevant by giving young men and women the opportunity to share how they are using their creative expression to effect change in their communities and in the world.
Ultimately, our mission is to represent Christ well, edify our generation and exhort others to do the same.
We serve God through our service to others.
"The Lord gave the Word: Great was the company of those that published it."
Simply Ari is compilation of a dream, a surrendered will, and a lot of hard work. The development of our brand began in August of 2014 . We have received positive feedback about our work and our services. We have found favor in professional circles, with a niche group of celebrities, and we have been well received across all of our social media pages. We have an unwavering faith and confidence that as the Lord's vision becomes more clear, Simply Ari will be a household name in the field of communication.