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 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.
Current collaborative projects include: Hood Huggers International, Darin Waters, Ph.D., Youth Transformed for Life (YTL), Date My City, JMPRO TV, and Buncombe County. Visit the Community page of this site for more on these projects as well as related events and initiatives.
Previous projects include: WRES FM 100.7, Asheville411, Eagle Market Streets Development Corporation, and the YMI Cultural Center (Asheville Goombay Festival).
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).
Ami’s writing has been featured in Mountain Xpress (regional alt-weekly newspaper), Laurel Magazine (regional magazine), Asheville Convention & Visitor’s Bureau (tourism website), Urban News (multi-cultural monthly newspaper), and on this blog.
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.