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 what is now known as Asheville, western North Carolina, a region that is the ancestral homeland of the Eastern Band of Cherokee, 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 works with individuals, organizations, and social enterprises to help create positive social change.

Ami Worthen. Photo: Makeda Sandford.

Choosing projects based on their potential to make an impact, she has worked on 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. She practices moving towards equity by offering lower rates and pro bono services to projects led by people of color.

Black Mamas Bail Out Day in Asheville
Southerners on New Ground (SONG) Black Mamas Bail Out

Visit the Community page for a list of specific projects.

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.

This site is a platform for Ami’s personal writing and community activism. For information about contracting Ami for copywriting or project management services, visit Garnet Prose + Projects.

Minority Enterprise Development Committee 2015
Minority Enterprise Development Week Board of Directors, 2015

Awards and honors include the CoThinkk “Ally” Award, Hero of Asheville, 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. 

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