Stories by Ami Worthen

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Ami Worthen

Ami is a writer, musician, and marketing professional based in Asheville. Her work has appeared in Mountain Xpress, Laurel Magazine, and various nonprofit publications. As a WNC resident since the 1980s, Ami has watched the community change and actively participated to help elevate the voices of those who typically might not be heard. Her passion for racial and social justice is a focus of her writing, music, and career. In her free time, Ami enjoys hiking, leisurely biking, and spending time with her partner, Jason Krekel, and the best dog in the world, Max.

DeWayne Barton of Hood Tours stands outside of the Burton Street Peace Garden in Asheville, NC

Asheville's African-American History Tours Uncover Voices from Past & Present

Take A Walk Around "The Block" With Hood Tours Founder DeWayne Barton It’s a festive Saturday afternoon in Asheville, N.C.'s Triangle Park on South Market Street, just a few blocks from the city center, and we are greeted by the smell of fish frying, the booming sounds of hip hop, and friendly faces, all set against the backdrop of a vibrantly colored mural. “This