Ariel Gore (born June 25, 1970, in Carmel, California) is a journalist, novelist, nonfiction author, and teacher. She is the founding editor/publisher of Hip Mama, an Alternative Press Award-winning publication covering the culture and politics of motherhood. Through her work on Hip Mama, Gore is widely credited with launching maternal feminism and the contemporary mothers' movement. "It's the quality of the writing that sets Hip Mama apart," The New Yorker noted (May, 2000). Gore's fiction and nonfiction work also explores creativity, spirituality, queer culture, and positive psychology.
Cultural commentator Susie Bright has called her "One of the best feminist writers of our times— perhaps the most eloquent and sensitive."
In 2000, Working Woman magazine named Gore one of "20 Under 30" influential women in America.
Her lyrical memoir, Atlas of the Human Heart, which recounts Gore's teenage travels, was a 2004 finalist for the Oregon Book Award. Her anthology Portland Queer: Tales of the Rose City won the LAMBDA Literary Award in 2010. She is a graduate of Mills College and the University of California at Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. Gore has a daughter, Maia Swift, born February 7, 1990, and a son, Maximilian Perez, born August 26, 2007. She has taught at The Attic Institute in Portland, Oregon, and at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. 
- Gore, Ariel (1998). The Hip Mama Survival Guide : Advice from the Trenches. Hyperion. ISBN 0-7868-8232-8
- Gore, Ariel (2000). The Mother Trip. Seal Press. ISBN 1-58005-029-8
- Gore, Ariel (2003). Atlas of the Human Heart. Seal Press. ISBN 1-58005-088-3
- Gore, Ariel with Swift, Maia (2004). Whatever, Mom: Hip Mama's Guide to Raising a Teenager. Seal Press. ISBN 1-58005-089-1
- Gore, Ariel (2007). How to Become a Famous Writer Before You're Dead: Your Words in Print and Your Name in Lights. Three Rivers Press. ISBN 0-307-34648-X
- Gore, Ariel (2010). "Bluebird: Women and the New Psychology of Happiness".Farrar, Straus and Giroux. ISBN 0-374-11489-7
- Gore, Ariel (2006). The Traveling Death and Resurrection Show. HarperSanFrancisco. ISBN 0-06-085428-6
- Gore, Ariel (2004). The Essential Hip Mama: Writing from the Cutting Edge of Parenting. Seal Press. ISBN 1-58005-123-5
- Gore, Ariel, with Lavender, Bee (2001). Breeder: Real-Life Stories from the New Generation of Mothers. Seal Press ISBN 1-58005-051-4
- Gore, Ariel (2009). Portland Queer: Tales of the Rose City. Lit Star Press/Microcosm Publishing ISBN 1-934620-65-3