Ami Worthen is dedicated to contributing to a new paradigm. Her efforts are directed towards a collective narrative that is truly collective. It is her belief that shifting the narrative is one of the ways we can move towards liberation.
Based in Asheville, NC, she immerses herself in community. A writer and collaborator, the thread that weaves her work together is a passion for justice. Ami consistently demonstrates her values of integrity, kindness, and honesty. She has worked with nonprofits, grassroots organizations, and social enterprises to help create positive social change.
Choosing her projects based on the vision of a new paradigm, Ami has supported the successful launch of social enterprises, assisting with marketing and systems creation. Strategically using her skills in communications, she has individually and collaboratively worked to raise awareness about social issues. With a heart for the power of community connectivity, she has helped produce transformative events of all sizes.
Visit the Community page for her current collaborative projects which include the African Americans in WNC & Southern Appalachia Conference, JMPRO TV, and YTL Training Programs. She practices moving towards equity by offering lower rates and pro bono services to projects led by people of color.
Ami’s writing has been featured in Mountain Xpress (regional alt-weekly newspaper), Laurel Magazine (regional magazine), ExploreAsheville.com, Urban News (local multi-cultural monthly newspaper), and on this site.
Her extensive nonprofit experience includes serving as the marketing director for the YWCA of Asheville (16 years), Planned Parenthood of the Triad (three years), Wild Goose Festival (two years) and the Asheville JCC (one year).
Awards include the CoThinkk “Ally” Award and the Minority Enterprise Development Committee’s Board Member of the Year Award.
Ami also plays music professionally in the duo Krekel & Whoa.
Pictured at the top of the page with her beloved goddaughters.