Ashton Applewhite – We Are All Aging, So Let’s End Ageism
What’s a surefire way to make activism more effective? Make it intergenerational. What’s the biggest obstacle? An ageist culture that pits old against young and bombards us with messages that wrinkles are tragic and old people useless. Aging is not a problem to be “fixed” or a disease to be “cured.” It’s a natural lifelong process that unites us all, and a world that’s better to grow old in is better for everyone.
Debunking myth after myth about late life, author and activist Ashton Applewhite passionately urges us to come together at all ages – and dismantle ageism in the process.
Introduced by Nina Simons, Bioneers Co-Founder and Chief Relationship Strategist.
This speech was given at the 2018 Bioneers Conference. To learn more about Ashton Applewhite and her work, visit This Chair Rocks.