5 Things About Ariell:
In Dec 2015, she opened Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse in Philadelphia, a comic book store and coffee shop hybrid. The store is located on 2578 Frankford Ave. in Philadelphia.
Amalgam is the only black-woman owned shop of its kind, and the only black-woman owned comic book store on the East Coast.
Ariell is committed to diversity, representation, and inclusivity. She uses her shop to showcase and promote works that are created by and feature people of color, different faiths, women, and the LGBTQ community.
She balances the stresses of her busy schedule as a boss by keeping her body moving with dance, something she loves. Ariel has been dancing since the 4th grade.