Ami Worthen is dedicated to contributing to a new paradigm. Her writing is informed by the vision of a collective narrative that is truly collective. It is her belief that shifting the narrative is one of the ways we move towards liberation.

Based in what is now known as Asheville, Western North Carolina, a region that is the land of the Anigiduwagi, more commonly known as the Cherokee, she immerses herself in community. A writer and collaborator, the thread that weaves her work together is a passion for justice

Awe inspiring work that gracefully indicts the silence and inaction of race and class privilege. With great accuracy and clever punches, Ami is a wise guide who provokes and instructs the equitable redistribution of wealth, opportunity and power.
-Sheneika Smith, Date My City

Ami Worthen

Choosing collaborative 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 using her time, talent, and treasure to support projects led by people of color.

Ami’s writing has been featured in Mountain Xpress, Asheville Blade, Laurel Magazine, the Urban News, and (mostly) on this site. 

With beloved community collaborators at Tzedek Connect, 2022

The Community page of this website has a list of social justice collaborations, and the Inspiration page is an emergent list of influences.


For information about contracting Ami for copywriting or project collaboration, visit Garnet Prose + Projects.

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

Honors include the CoThinkk “Ally” Award, Tzedek Impact Award, Hero of Asheville recognition, and the Minority Enterprise Development Committee’s Board Member of the Year.

Ami also plays music in the duo Krekel & Whoa.

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