Ami Worthen aims to illuminate, amplify, and fortify transformative community action.
Her writing and collaborative projects center social justice. Based in what is now known as Asheville, NC, a region that is the ancestral homeland of the Eastern Band of Cherokee, Ami follows the call of collective liberation.
A Matter of Spirit (AMOS) is the quarterly justice journal of the Intercommunity Peace & Justice Center with analysis, theological reflection and action on justice issues. Our Governing Council selects four topics for the year, which are then given to our Editorial Board to determine articles and writers.
Hi, Asheville. 👋 Brook here. If there’s one topic that’s near and dear to my heart, it’s mental health. When I was growing up, my beloved aunt (also my daughter’s namesake) was the head nurse at Broughton Hospital in nearby Morganton, so the importance of mental health was always highlighted.
Short answer: No.
A couple weeks ago, I wrote a post about what to do when the market is down. Since that post, the market has continued to drop, causing many people to feel concerned, if not downright panicked.
My opinion hasn’t changed: steady on and find something else to distract yourself from the inflammatory media reports.
While women make up only 13 percent of directors in film, the number of Black women behind the camera is even smaller. Though the media has been stingy with granting Black women opportunities to helm projects, there have still been a number of women who have made a seat at the table and paved a way for the women behind them.
The Legacy and Dream of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Queer communities as committed to liberation, dignity, and safety for all people must be remembered, amplified, and carried forward….
SONG builds a beloved community of LGBTQ people in the South who are ready and willing to do our part to challenge oppression in order to bring about liberation for ALL people.
SIMPLE & SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS FOR HOME & WORK – Elevate Your Space & Change Your Life
Since the early 80′s, I’ve been studying, observing, and experimenting in my own life, and talking to others about it.
What I found over the years is that yes, you can change even the most stuck or awful circumstances. Yes, you can rescue a relationship and it takes one person to do it — you.
By Erika Smith – Refinery 29 UK
“In one more drink, I’ll be ready to hit on you.” “You’re too much of a nice girl for me.” “I like your shoes, they look really comfortable.” According to one popular Reddit post, these are a few classic examples of “negging,” a tactic self-described “pickup artists” use in an attempt to attract women.
Did you know that women used to work as human computers and that tech was a mainstream career choice for women? Even Cosmopolitan published an article about it in the 1960’s – talking about many great career opportunities women can have in the industry!
Gentle yoga combined with guided relaxations and meditations. These short, portable audio sessions blend breath-centered movement, music, and mindfulness practices to help you sleep, center, ground, release stress, and generally soothe your system.
Please give the first Embodied Meditation—Calming Stress and Anxiety—a listen here. It’s 15 minutes of soothing, grounding movement and guided breathing to help dissolve tension.
For more than 30 years…Cultivating Connections between People, Plants and Places…amid a 434-acre public garden, The North Carolina Arboretum is located within the Bent Creek Experimental Forest just south of Asheville and adjacent to the Blue Ridge Parkway at Milepost 393. Surrounded and crisscrossed by forested coves and meandering creeks in the botanically diverse Southern Appalachian Mountains, The North Carolina Arboretum is set in one of the most beautiful natural settings in America. CLICK HERE for SPROUT: The Arboretum BLOG
“We do not love what we cannot name, and what we do not love we will not save.” Robert MacFarlane
The Western North Carolina Nature Center is proud to present 2020VISION: A new strategic plan for our future. Highlighting the unique wildlife of the Southern Appalachian region both past and present, the Nature Center will become a true gateway to the incredible world of the Southern AppalachianMountains.
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