End Ageism

Ashton Applewhite, author of This Chair Rocks as well as writer of several blogs and an in-demand speaker, is an activist leading the fight to end ageism. I’ve discussed her work several times in earlier posts because I find it compelling.  While my focus is on personal strategies for aging well from the inside out, Ashton is a staunch advocate for social change. Still, we share many of the same ideas. Like Ashton, I strive to get people to reflect on how they feel about getting older—and recognize how much social pressure there is to frame aging as something that’s bad. This week, her TED talk came out. It challenges us to think again about what we think about aging. Catch her 11-minute stimulating message below:


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