A Manifesto Against Ageism

Apr 29, 2019

Activist Ashton Applewhite says aging is mostly framed as a disease that can be cured. But the process begins the moment we’re born and she joins us to explain why being older is something to embrace.

How old are you? If that sounds intrusive or just plain rude, the writer and activist Ashton Applewhite says that’s because our culture is full of messages that say getting old is a problem. She says aging is often framed as a disease that can be cured if you’d just buy the right pill or procedure to “fix” it. But Applewhite calls aging a process that begins the moment we’re born, and she joins us Monday to explain why being older is something we should embrace rather than fear.

Ashton Applewhite blogs at This Chair Rocks and Yo, Is This Ageist? Her book is called This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism [Indie bookstores|Amazon|Audible]