Ashton Applewhite

Ashton Applewhite

Author, activist

ABOUT

Ashton Applewhite asks us to look at ageism — the assumption that older people are alike and that aging impoverishes us. (Is that your experience?)

 

Ashton Applewhite would like us to think differently about growing older. As she writes: “Aging is a natural, lifelong, powerful process that unites us all. So how come so many of us unthinkingly assume that depression, diapers and dementia lie ahead? Because of ageism—the last socially sanctioned prejudice.”

 

She’s the author of This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism and is the voice of the Yo, Is This Ageist? blog. She is also the author of Cutting Loose: Why Women Who End Their Marriages Do So Well — and was a clue on Jeopardy! as the author of the mega bestseller series, Truly Tasteless Jokes. (Who is Blanche Knott?)

WEBSITE

thischairrocks.com

SESSION

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