Meet The Editors

Meet The Editors Of Kimberly Elise Natural Living

Kimberly Elise

Founder, Editor-In-Chief

Kimberly Elise is a film and television actress, a four-time NAACP Image Award recipient, a Chicago Film Critics Award recipient, and the current star of a hit television drama on VH1. With a career that spans over 20 years, Kimberly Elise has worked alongside Denzel Washington, Oprah Winfrey, Forest Whitaker, Cicely Tyson, and Danny Glover. Kimberly Elise currently stars in the hit television drama “Hit The Floor,” which is ranked as the #1 Cable Network program Among Women 18-34 and Women 18-49 On Monday Nights.

A vegan, Kimberly advocates cruelty-free, mindful, authentic living and natural beauty through her website


ajableu-Kimberly-EliseAjableu Oldham

Executive Editor

Ajableu is the Executive Editor of and also works as a marketing manager for a TV network in Hollywood. After studying art history at The American University of Paris in France, she received her degree in writing and psychology at The New School in Manhattan.

Ajableu is a lover of culture, art, and travel. When she’s not scribbling away about beauty rituals in foreign cities, she can be found sipping a mimosa on a rooftop somewhere in Hollywood. You can read her beauty marketing blog at


lisa-bookstoreElizabeth Toy


Elizabeth is a food, travel, and wellness writer with a taste for ethnic foods and world cultures. She enjoys creative writing and blogs about her adventures traveling at Follow her on Instagram at @wanderingelle.

Elizabeth is intrigued by foreign languages, paper books, and extreme sports. She advocates slow food, snail mail and modern-day minimalism.

Her latest endeavors include interior decorating, DIY crafts, and perfecting her autumn pumpkin bread.


Zeila Edrial

Associate Editor

Zeila Edrial is a Print Journalism graduate from Cal State University, Fullerton. She is a lifestyle and pop culture writer. If she’s not at home reading or playing video games, she can be found attending concerts and exploring new food places.

You can follow her adventures on Instagram @misszeila.



ajableu-Kimberly-EliseLeah Thomas


Leah is a junior Environmental Science student with a love for sustainability and natural hair. After finishing her degree she hopes to work in the Environmental Policy field while also continuing as a blogger. Her studies and the natural hair world tend to overlap as she is a strong supporter of environmentally friendly and sustainably packaged products.

She is an avid yogi, crafter, and beachgoer with an extreme case of wanderlust. Although attending school in Southern California, she is a Midwest native from Saint Louis, MO.




Toni Zargari, better known as “elleax,” is a speaker, songwriter, and a new mommy from Los Angeles. She received her bachelor’s degree in English/Journalism from Chapman University in 2008. She is currently working on her book, Happy Gals: 7 Secrets to a Happier, Prettier You.

In her lifetime, she hopes to bring others closer to their dreams by sparking elevated thought on God, love, and healthy living.


Emma Stessman


Emma is an Orange County-based student with a passion for traveling, writing, and plant-based cooking. While working on finishing her degree in English/Journalism with a minor in Nutrition, she enjoys the opportunity to combine her fields of study by writing about the benefits of a vegan diet.

A San Francisco-native, Emma loves hiking, exploring the beaches of Southern California, and walking her wheaten terrier, Callie.

Tammy Murga


Tammy is a recent Journalism and New Media graduate from Mount Saint Mary’s University with a passion for multimedia storytelling. You can catch her with a vintage journal in hand, a cup of green tea, and her camera ready to take on any story.

Follow her journey on Instagram at @tammyxmurga

Mallory Diekmann


Originally from Minnesota, Mallory graduated of Kansas State University where she studied Agricultural Communications and Journalism, Food Science, and Theatre. She loves how digital and social media outlets present the opportunity to connect with audiences all over the world. Mallory is passionate about acting, food, writing and coffee.

In college, Mallory hosted a live cooking show out of her kitchen. You can follow her California-food adventures on Instagram at @malpalrose.


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