Who is Ariel Howland?


Photo of Ariel Howland with blue hair that is short on one side and down to her shoulder on the other side.

Ariel Howland is an activist, writer, and public speaker who is also white, pansexual, genderqueer, and a butch transgender woman. She graduated from the University of Oregon with a BA in Women and Gender studies and minors in Queer studies and Political Science. Some of her organizing work includes the Beyond Patriarchy conference, the Trans and/or Women’s Action Camp (TWAC), a campaign against a white supremacist group, and a campaign against a transphobic hate group.

Ariel has spoken about social justice at many universities, conferences, and events with a focus on gender, sexuality, and race. This has included the University of Oregon, Portland State University, Reed College, Evergreen State College, the Public Interest Environmental Law Conference, Queer Students of Color conference, and 8 Trans and/or Women’s Action Camps. She has also given speeches at Take Back the Night in Eugene, Oregon and LGBTQ pride events in Eugene and Portland.   

She has been published in the Earth First! Journal, Eugene Weekly, Portland Observer, the zine Not Kidding, and the anthology Resilience (Lambda Literary Award finalist) from Heartspark Press. She has shared her poetry on the same stage as Cooper Lee Bombardier, Tobi Hill-Meyer, and Kokumo. She lives in the Eugene, Oregon area in Kalapuya territory. She prefers the pronouns they/them/theirs or she/her/hers.

To book Ariel for a speaking engagement or for other inquiries you can reach her at arielhowland79@gmail.com

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