Welcome to All Things Ari

My name is Arielle Alexander, but usually people remember me as Ari Alex and I’m based in the Steel City itself, Pittsburgh, PA. I am a body positive, intersectional feminist and I created All Things Ari to communicate with and inspire women through +fashion, beauty, advocacy, and growth. As a plus size black woman, I have experienced a lack of inter-sectionality throughout what the world dubs as fashionable, beautiful and even feminine, therefore, All Things Ari is here to change the narrative.

I know I’m not alone in struggling with the side effects of being a minority (Black, woman, plus-size), especially in the universe of fashion and beauty. My hope is to empower women who don’t feel included, and inspire brands to be more inclusive. I am passionate about using my platform to advocate for equality and inclusion everywhere, especially for minority women.

When I initially started this journey, it was a way to hold myself accountable, measure my personal growth, and stay committed to my truth. As this journey continues, it has shown me new heights and different ways to navigate through fear, insecurity, jealousy, self love, and doubts, all of which I share to inspire, and prove none of us are alone.

I have found great pride and fulfillment in helping my like-minded sisters of the world empower themselves and even founded a local community organization with the interest of the advancement and empowerment of Black women and women of color called The Queenpin PGH. I’m so thankful you are joining me on this journey and hope that together, we will shake up the way the world defines beauty and perceives minority women.

Love and Light,

Recent Posts

Queen & Slim: Much More Than a Modern Day Black Love Story

Queen and Slim is classic Black love cinema folks will celebrate for years to come, much like Love Jones, or my favorite growing up, Love and Basketball. The story line itself isn’t particularly different, but because the story is told from a Black perspective (obviously) it adds dimension to the story that honestly, makes it … Continue reading Queen & Slim: Much More Than a Modern Day Black Love Story

Reves et Cauchemar: A Fashion Production

Fashion shows don’t happen often in Pittsburgh, especially black fashion shows, especially black fashion shows with French names. It’s just not Pittsburgh’s “thing,” if you will. However, last Saturday was the premiere of Reves et Cauchemar, or for the sake of this blogger and the French language, Dreams and Nightmares: A Fashion Production. Jeremey Johnson … Continue reading Reves et Cauchemar: A Fashion Production

Cat Burton: Keeping Culture in Pittsburgh

Catharyn Burton is a Pittsburgh treasure. Her knack for creative expression and director skills combined with her perspective of the industry as a woman of color, makes for a series of truly unique experiences from fashion shows to photo exhibits. Catharyn, or Cat as she prefers, uses her talents to curate, recruit for, and direct … Continue reading Cat Burton: Keeping Culture in Pittsburgh

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