Ariel Vegosen’s Bio

Name: Ariel Vegosen

Ariel TRANScend Transgender Genderqueer Retreat

Ariel Vegosen

Organization: Gender Illumination 

Preferred Pronoun: As many as possible  – I am a playful genderqueer. My favorite is if you are describing me to someone who has never meet me and you use multiple pronouns in that description. It gives the other person the mind expansion to realize gender is bigger than we were told.

Bio: Ariel Vegosen is a professional Gender Inclusivity Trainer, workshop facilitator, educator, writer, mentor, consultant, coach, social justice super hero, performance artist, liberation advocate,ritualist, and Priestess extraordinaire.  Ariel is the founder of Gender Illumination, an organization dedicated to creating safer spaces for Trans and genderqueer people through the tools of education and policy change.  For the past 15 years Ariel has facilitated trainings, workshops, and retreats for organizations, corporations, nonprofits, schools, communities, and faith-based groups. This work has taken Ariel all over the US and internationally.  Ariel is an ordained Kohenet Priestess and has a certificate of Spirituality and Social Change from the Pacific School of Religion Change Maker Fellowship. Ariel’s work focuses on intersectionality, gender justice, environmental justice, and creating communities across diverse cultural backgrounds. 

Ariel uses theater, performance, and art as tools of education and liberation. Ariel enjoys spreading love, fabulousness, and glitter. Ariel is available for trainings, workshops, teaching, rituals, performing, and speaking engagements and can be reached at

Ariel’s social media:

FB: – Trixie Lamonte

Twitter – @lovelutionary