Episode 24 - Ashton Applewhite - Author & Ageism Activist
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Ashton Applewhite is the author of This Chair Rocks, a Manifesto Against Ageism" - I spoke with her on Facebook Live on July 12th and have taken highlights from that conversation to share with you here.
Here is an outline of some of the talking points in this episode.
What does it mean: “The bull looks different?"
How to reframe your thinking on what it's like to be an "Older" person in your 80's and 90's.
Why being overly concerned about your age and seeking the fountain of youth is a form of self-loathing.
The defining lines between ageism and sexism in our society today and why it matters.
Why it's important to understand and find solutions for ageism on all levels, for the young and the older generations, as we are all living longer lives and society must change also.
How our fears about aging are unnecessary and unhealthy.
What the most important factors are as we get older that you may not expect.
I highly recommend her book which is available in audio and paperback wherever you purchase your reading material.