Ami Worthen is creating impactful writing.
20

patrons

$131
per month
As a writer, I believe an inclusive, honest narrative is an essential tool as we move towards justice and liberation.

I write for people who believe we can transform society. Much of my work is specifically for white people who are seeking to address white supremacy. Most of my current readers live in Asheville, NC and are looking for opportunities to bridge the social segregation we live within in order to build authentic relationships across cultures.

A frequent topic of my writing is systemic oppression - how it is manifested and how we might dismantle it. I also highlight initiatives led by people of color. With a local focus, my blog posts and events calendar highlight culturally diverse opportunities to engage in community.

I am dedicated to contributing to a new paradigm, motivated by a vision of a collective narrative that is truly collective.

WHAT I WAS DOING BEFORE PATREON:
Since launching my writing career in June 2013, I have published over 140 blog posts and produced 30 articles (and counting). My social reach is currently almost 2,000 people. My work has received accolades for showcasing overlooked stories and people who might otherwise have gone unrecognized. My readers frequently tell me that my writing has shifted their perspectives and behaviors, helping them learn how to do less harm and more good in our community.

WHERE I’M GOING NEXT (WITH YOUR HELP):
Moving forward, my intention is to write more in depth pieces about the dynamics of oppression and the bold alternatives available on the path towards liberation. Additionally, there are inspiring leaders and projects I want write about, controversial opinion pieces to dive into, and stories from community elders to capture.

As a Patreon sponsor, you can choose from a range of incentives, including access to a phone call or one-on-one meeting with me, to discuss any topic you would like to process. There is also an opportunity to attend an annual Patreon party.

Your financial support will allow me to invest time into research, interviews, writing, and publishing transformative content on a consistent basis. It also will go towards time spent maintaining a community events calendar.

BIO:
In addition to writing, my professional work includes supporting the successful launch of social enterprises, assisting with marketing and systems creation. Strategically using my skills in communications, I have individually and collaboratively worked to raise awareness about social issues. With a heart for the power of community connectivity, I help produce transformative events of all sizes. Specific examples include:

  • Playing a key role in the launch of Hood Tours, which highlights the past, present, and future of African Americans in Asheville;
  • Assisting with the production of the social justice focused Wild Goose Festival, and Asheville’s African American cultural celebration, the Goombay Festival, and the African Americans in WNC and Southern Appalachia conference;
  • Numerous published writings and this blog promoting justice, community action and cultural diversity.
  • Coordinating the YWCA of Asheville’s Stand Against Racism, with the largest number of participating sites in the country;
  • Current and past clients include Hood Huggers International, Darin Waters, Ph.D., YTL Training, Buncombe County, WRES 100.7 FM, Date My City, Asheville411, Eagle Market Streets Development Corporation, and the YMI Cultural Center.

My 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).

I have been honored with the CoThinkk “Ally” Award and the Minority Enterprise Development Committee’s Board Member of the Year Award.

Thank you for your time and consideration. 
Tiers
Subscriber
$3 or more per month 10 patrons
Appreciation.
Weekly blog posts. 
Friend
$5 or more per month 5 patrons
Handwritten letter.

Plus everything listed above. 

Supporter
$10 or more per month 1 patron
Copy of yearly print publication. 

Plus everything listed above.

Backer
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
Invitation to annual networking event.
Plus everything listed above.
Benefactor
$50 or more per month 1 patron
Two one-on-one or group conversations on the topic(s) of your choice, in person (within 50 miles of Asheville) or via Skype/Zoom. 
Plus everything listed above.
Champion
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
Bi-monthly one-on-one or group conversations on the topic(s) of your choice, in person (within 50 miles of Asheville) or via Skype/Zoom. 

Plus everything listed above.

Goals
$131 of $500 per month
Meeting this goal will help sustain consistent posts.
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As a writer, I believe an inclusive, honest narrative is an essential tool as we move towards justice and liberation.

I write for people who believe we can transform society. Much of my work is specifically for white people who are seeking to address white supremacy. Most of my current readers live in Asheville, NC and are looking for opportunities to bridge the social segregation we live within in order to build authentic relationships across cultures.

A frequent topic of my writing is systemic oppression - how it is manifested and how we might dismantle it. I also highlight initiatives led by people of color. With a local focus, my blog posts and events calendar highlight culturally diverse opportunities to engage in community.

I am dedicated to contributing to a new paradigm, motivated by a vision of a collective narrative that is truly collective.

WHAT I WAS DOING BEFORE PATREON:
Since launching my writing career in June 2013, I have published over 140 blog posts and produced 30 articles (and counting). My social reach is currently almost 2,000 people. My work has received accolades for showcasing overlooked stories and people who might otherwise have gone unrecognized. My readers frequently tell me that my writing has shifted their perspectives and behaviors, helping them learn how to do less harm and more good in our community.

WHERE I’M GOING NEXT (WITH YOUR HELP):
Moving forward, my intention is to write more in depth pieces about the dynamics of oppression and the bold alternatives available on the path towards liberation. Additionally, there are inspiring leaders and projects I want write about, controversial opinion pieces to dive into, and stories from community elders to capture.

As a Patreon sponsor, you can choose from a range of incentives, including access to a phone call or one-on-one meeting with me, to discuss any topic you would like to process. There is also an opportunity to attend an annual Patreon party.

Your financial support will allow me to invest time into research, interviews, writing, and publishing transformative content on a consistent basis. It also will go towards time spent maintaining a community events calendar.

BIO:
In addition to writing, my professional work includes supporting the successful launch of social enterprises, assisting with marketing and systems creation. Strategically using my skills in communications, I have individually and collaboratively worked to raise awareness about social issues. With a heart for the power of community connectivity, I help produce transformative events of all sizes. Specific examples include:

  • Playing a key role in the launch of Hood Tours, which highlights the past, present, and future of African Americans in Asheville;
  • Assisting with the production of the social justice focused Wild Goose Festival, and Asheville’s African American cultural celebration, the Goombay Festival, and the African Americans in WNC and Southern Appalachia conference;
  • Numerous published writings and this blog promoting justice, community action and cultural diversity.
  • Coordinating the YWCA of Asheville’s Stand Against Racism, with the largest number of participating sites in the country;
  • Current and past clients include Hood Huggers International, Darin Waters, Ph.D., YTL Training, Buncombe County, WRES 100.7 FM, Date My City, Asheville411, Eagle Market Streets Development Corporation, and the YMI Cultural Center.

My 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).

I have been honored with the CoThinkk “Ally” Award and the Minority Enterprise Development Committee’s Board Member of the Year Award.

Thank you for your time and consideration. 

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Tiers
Subscriber
$3 or more per month 10 patrons
Appreciation.
Weekly blog posts. 
Friend
$5 or more per month 5 patrons
Handwritten letter.

Plus everything listed above. 

Supporter
$10 or more per month 1 patron
Copy of yearly print publication. 

Plus everything listed above.

Backer
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
Invitation to annual networking event.
Plus everything listed above.
Benefactor
$50 or more per month 1 patron
Two one-on-one or group conversations on the topic(s) of your choice, in person (within 50 miles of Asheville) or via Skype/Zoom. 
Plus everything listed above.
Champion
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
Bi-monthly one-on-one or group conversations on the topic(s) of your choice, in person (within 50 miles of Asheville) or via Skype/Zoom. 

Plus everything listed above.