Memory issues don’t mean dementia.”, Then there is what Applewhite refers to as the lengths people will go in order to duck away from “age shame.”  She says, “Botox, facelifts, the desire to look younger —  all of it is rooted in shame about something that shouldn’t be shameful.”, As Applewhite writes in her book, it's time to move past that attitude: It's embarrassing to be called out as older until we quit being embarrassed about it. “There are many societies where older members are venerated. “I used to think the expression ‘senior moment’ was self-deprecatingly cute,” she says. These inter-generational friendships can also help improve the climate around ageism in general, Applewhite says. To that end, Applewhite has started employing a simple response to the question about age that she learned from someone when she was on tour for This Chair Rocks. https://www.ted.com/talks/ashton_applewhite_let_s_end_ageism/transcript Ashton Applewhite would like us to think differently about growing older. He took exception to her suggestion that “white men are seldom discriminated against except by ageism and [her assertion] that ‘it pains me to defend white men’… it sure seems like she is trying to say that because of the color of my skin and my gender that she doesn’t need to know anything else about me to determine what I am like.”. “As it is now, women ‘compete’ to stay young, but all that does is reinforce ageism and sexism.”. Yet “there’s a lot of social acceptance of ageism,” Dr. Levy noted, ... (Author and activist Ashton Applewhite has established a helpful online clearinghouse called Old School.) According to Applewhite, ageism is: “discrimination and stereotyping on the basis of a person’s age. When someone says, "You look great for your age," I no longer mutter an awkward thanks. And that seeing clearly is … In her reply, Applewhie wrote that she stood by her claim that ageism is the first form of discrimination many men encounter, adding that the second comment was more “tongue-in-cheek” but that she stood by it. Aging is life. She mentioned an exchange she recently had with a man who had heard an NPR interview Applewhite gave while promoting her book and then sent her an email. My guest today, Ashton Applewhite, is on a lifelong crusade to combat ageism. In this inspiring TED talk, author and activist Ashton Applewhite offers compelling evidence that we are likely to be every bit as vital in our old age as our younger selves. We are ALL older than some and younger than oithers. "Aging is not a … “People profit from our insecurities, but they can only do it if we agree to their terms.”. In a recent Ashton Applewhite TED talk, she talks about Ageism and age discrimination in the workplace and it's effect on society. Ashton Applewhite. At a recent event in Minneapolis, co-presented by Next Avenue and Ecumen, a nonprofit specializing in senior housing services, Applewhite talked about how her view of aging has evolved over the past 15 years, and how, in that evolution, she has found a transformative purpose: to change the conversation about ageism. Some people engage in ageist thinking or behavior without understanding that they are discriminating against their future selves, warns activist and blogger Ashton Applewhite. Ashton Applewhite asks us to look at ageism — the assumption that older people are alike and that aging impoverishes us. Arguably the most prominent anti-ageism activist today, Applewhite is the author of This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism. Ageism, Applewhite continues, is not embedded in a Darwinian rejection of the less fit, or “because someone looks at older people and says, ‘Oh my God, I’m going to die soon, I can’t be near them.’” It is a societal construct of entrenched discrimination. Take pictures of old people doing the things old people do, which is the same things everyone else does, so we can have a bigger library of images, instead of … “The fear of aging is cultural,” notes Applewhite. Ageism disproportionately affects women. Look for an excerpt from This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism on Next Avenue in July. It's ageism, a prejudice that pits us against our future selves -- and each other. She urges us to embrace our aging bodies, and dispels many of the fears of old age we carry with us throughout life. Ashton Applewhite spoke on ageism at Bioneers 2018, watch her keynote address here. Author and activist ASHTON APPLEWHITE has been recognized by the New York Times, the New Yorker, National Public Radio, and the American Society on Aging as an expert on ageism. She is an author, speaker, and activist, who has been recognized by the New York Times, National Public Radio, the New Yorker, and the American Society on Aging as a leading expert on ageism. “How ageism warps our view of long life” was the topic of Applewhite’s keynote address at the 13 th Annual Knowledge Exchange, hosted by the National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly (N.I.C.E. This keynote talk was given at the 2018 National Bioneers Conference. No two families look and function quite the same, including their approach to elder care. Next Avenue presents stories from our readers. Ashton Applewhite was NextAvenue’s Influencer of the Year in Aging in 2016. “We are olders and youngers simultaneously — being friends with older people also makes younger people less afraid of aging.”. My guest today, Ashton Applewhite, is on a lifelong crusade to combat ageism. Ms. Applewhite makes the argument that intead of using name tags, we simply use older and younger. The point is that there should be more fucking ventilators." She is an author, speaker, and activist, who has been recognized by the New York Times, National Public Radio, the New Yorker, and the American Society on Aging as a leading expert on ageism. All of the information, except the books, is free. If we don’t challenge the theory that to age is to lose value as a human being, we will continue to internalize a negative message.”. This is really happening all around the world.”. “Older women can be resentful,” she admits. As she writes: "Aging is a natural, lifelong, powerful process that … TED Talk Subtitles and Transcript: It's not the passage of time that makes it so hard to get older. Did you know that happiness is statistically greater at childhood and in old age? After several years on the staff of the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, Applewhite says she became a "full-time activist" in 2017. As for the stereotypes surrounding the easy targets of aging, such as memory and appearance, Applewhite says: it’s time for a different approach. Denial turns a natural progression into a personal failure. This clearinghouse is the brainchild of anti-ageism activist Ashton Applewhite of This Chair Rocks, who created it with Ryan Backer and Kyrié Carpenter. People “think” they know how an older adult would or should behave, but in reality, according to Applewhite, “If you’ve seen one 80-year-old, you’ve seen one 80-year-old. Because of ageism -- … The path for white men is the least steep, which is why I advocate for those on the margins.”. Arguably the most prominent anti-ageism activist today, Applewhite is the author of This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism. “Old School belongs to all of us. https://www.nextavenue.org/ashton-applewhite-manifesto-against-ageism I’ve learned that most of what I thought I knew about the aging process was wrong. "At the ugly heart of age bias against older people is the idea that to age is to lose value as a human being," said Ashton Applewhite, an author, speaker and activist. It's not the passage of time that makes it so hard to get older. Fighting against the messages about aging can be hard to do because they are literally all around us, even within something as simple as America's favorite pastime. Our goal is to help catalyze a movement to make ageism (discrimination on the basis of age) as unacceptable as any other kind of prejudice. Applewhite exposes the cost of the all-American myth of independence and critiques the portrayal of older people as burdens to society. In this inspiring TED talk, author and activist Ashton Applewhite offers compelling evidence that we are likely to be every bit as vital in our old age as our younger selves. “I’m starting to get push-back from white men who say I’m not generous enough or nice enough to white guys,” she says. “When somebody asks you how old you are, say ‘I was born in 1952’ [as she was] because the questioner won’t know the answer immediately,” she says. Or as Ashton Applewhite points out, from that place, “the bull looks different.”, Applewhite, Next Avenue’s 2016 Influencer of the Year and the author of a new book, This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism, uses this analogy to describe a new perspective on aging “once you enter the ring.”. The 2016 Influencer of the Year continues a consciousness-raising campaign, Imagine being in the crowd at a bullfight; the feeling of being terrified for the matador in the ring, worried about what you might see and turning away in fear because you don’t want to experience what’s going to happen next. Ashton Applewhite, the author of This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism, gave a TED Talk that makes many eye-opening points about ageism. We need to acknowledge and respect the differences without organizing them into silos,” she says. Ageism isn’t a problem or disease. Ageism isn’t a problem or disease. It’s been especially exciting to see the growth of anti-ageism campaigns — and there are lots of them,” she says. Ashton Applewhite is on a mission to dismantle ageism: both the discrimination we face and the kind we inflict on ourselves when we internalize negative myths and stereotypes. Ashton Applewhite spoke on ageism at Bioneers 2018, watch her keynote address here. Cloud (neither is open to the public) that take aim at challenging, identifying and eradicating ageism. Yet “there’s a lot of social acceptance of ageism,” Dr. Levy noted, ... (Author and activist Ashton Applewhite has established a helpful online clearinghouse called Old School.) She consistently challenges people to recognize and rise up against ageism… “But when I was in high school and misplaced my keys, I never referred to it as a ‘junior moment.’  Everyone can lose their keys. Ageism disproportionately affects women. "It is a natural, powerful, lifelong process that unites us all.”, Warning Signs to Watch for During a Holiday Visit, Equifax Breach: Protecting Personal Information, De-stress the Holidays for Caregivers and Seniors, Best Ways for Older Adults to Save for the Holidays. Julie also served as managing editor for nine local community lifestyle magazines. Applewhite has been recognized by The New York Times, National Public Radio, the New Yorker, and the American Society on Aging as an expert on ageism. The crippling intersection of sexism and ageism affects women’s income, health and well-being. Celebrating your age as you grow older has amazing benefits for yourself and the world. The crippling intersection of sexism and ageism affects women’s income, health and well-being. Aging may be inevitable, but ageism doesn’t have to be. Ashton Applewhite urges us to dismantle the dread and mobilize against the last socially acceptable prejudice. Aging is life. The anti-ageism activist wrote the book “This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism” and is a leading spokesperson in the movement against discrimination on basis of age. She joined Next Avenue in October 2017. Next Avenue readers may be familiar with Applewhite, our 2016 Influencer in Aging of the Year. Internationally recognised expert and author on ageism Ashton Applewhite and Walkley Award winner Jane Caro today shared their perspectives on how the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed ageist attitudes, ageism in employment, and what people can do to tackle this social injustice. And that seeing clearly is … Just a few examples: Senior Planet, Aging for Life,  The Age of No Retirement, National Resource Center on LGBT Aging, and Next Avenue. Ageism isn’t a problem or disease. Reach her by email her at, Meeting the needs and unleashing the potential of older Americans through media, Next Avenue’s 2016 Influencer of the Year. In addition to raising awareness about ageism via her book and her blog, This Chair Rocks, Applewhite was a team leader on the curated site, Old School, which launched in August, 2018 and offers a wealth of information on websites, campaigns, individuals and organizations leading the charge against ageism. Internationally recognised expert and author on ageism Ashton Applewhite and Walkley Award winner Jane Caro today shared their perspectives on how the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed ageist attitudes, ageism in employment, and what people can do to tackle this social injustice. That staying in the dark serves powerful commercial and political interests that don’t serve mine. Her journalism career has included feature writing for the Star-Tribune, as well as several local parenting and lifestyle publications, all in the Twin Cities area. “The path to power and visibility grows steeper when we add homophobia, ableism, and other prejudices to the mix. I say brightly, "You look great for your age, too!". Cloud (neither is open to the public) that take aim at challenging, identifying and eradicating ageism. "Aging is not a problem to be fixed or a disease to be cured," she says. ), based out of the University of Toronto and Ryerson University’s National Institute on … “It was ageism,” Applewhite concluded, “the relegation of older people to second-class citizenship” — or more formally defined as discrimination and stereotyping on the basis of age. https://www.ted.com/talks/ashton_applewhite_let_s_end_ageism is the editor for Next Avenue’s lifestyle coverage across the Living and Technology channels. So how come so many of us unthinkingly assume that depression, diapers, and dementia lie ahead? As she writes: "Aging is a natural, lifelong, powerful process that unites us all. https://whenwomeninspire.com/2017/08/13/ashton-applewhite-on-ageism Speaker and author Ashton Applewhite spoke at Ithaca College about how ageism is a type of discrimination as relevant as racism and sexism Oct. 23. It's ageism, a prejudice that pits us against our future selves -- and each other. Why you should listen Ashton Applewhite would like us to think differently about growing older. Ashton Applewhite urges us to dismantle the dread and mobilize against the last socially acceptable prejudice. "The point is not that the young person deserves the ventilator. In an interview with Next Avenue following the presentation, Applewhite went into more detail about discrimination, multi-generational friendships and age equity. Celebrating your age as you grow older has amazing benefits for yourself and the world. As she notes, in her goal to ditch preconceptions about aging and re-imagine what aging really is and can be, “I’ve become an Old Person in Training.”, Ageism is based on stereotypes and discrimination, and functions as a way to marginalize older adults. Advice and insights on starting a business. Introduction by Nina Simon, Bioneers Co-Founder and Chief Relationship Strategist. “Every woman on the planet is oppressed by sexism, every person of color by racism, every woman of color by both sexism and racism,” wrote Applewhite. This month, Applewhite will be keynote speaker for two conferences in St. Paul and St. She blogs at ThisChairRocks.com, and has written for Harper’s, the Guardian, and The New York Times. But if you’re the matador, it’s a different view. You can view the recording of the event below. According to Applewhite, making those connections can be as simple as finding something you like to do (a sport or a community activity) and finding a mixed-age group with which to do it. It’s a confusing and unnerving time in our world. It's not the passage of time that makes it so hard to get older. Applewhite notes that friendships with people of all ages are another tool to combat ageism. She blogs at This Chair Rocks, speaks widely around the world, has written for Harper's and … All of this is to say that when it comes to ageism, Applewhite says with a smile, “This isn’t my delusional teapot. Her TED talk … When Applewhite, author of This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism, gave a TED talk titled Let’s End Ageism in 2017, it was an unexpected hit, with 1.5m views to date. “People you’ve known all your life are going to die, and that’s why it’s so important to have younger friends,” she explains. In this inspiring TED talk, author and activist Ashton Applewhite offers compelling evidence that we are likely to be every bit as vital in our old age as our younger selves. By a universal embrace of what Applewhite calls "age equity," there's a potential for fewer divisions to exist among people. I’ve learned that most of what I thought I knew about the aging process was wrong. As Applewhite writes in her book: Reluctant to acknowledge a hero's physical decline, fans collude in the pretense that stars who slow, like Yankee shortstop Derek Jeter, who retired at forty with uncommon grace, are simply in prolonged slumps. Ashton Applewhite, the author of This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Aging, wants us to "dismantle the dread" about growing older and start recognizing that aging is not a … "Aging is not a problem to be fixed or a disease to be cured," Applewhite says. The effects add up over time and are further compounded by race and class, which is why the poorest of the poor and sickest of the sick, all around the world, are old women of colour. It's ageism, a prejudice that pits us against our future selves -- and each other. “We know that diversity means including people of different … As Applewhite has been talking about ageism, she’s been struck by how some men approach the topic differently than women do. That staying in the dark serves powerful commercial and political interests that don’t serve mine. This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism by Ashton Applewhite is published by Melville House UK for (£12.99). We grow more different from one another the older we get.”. Women in particular discriminate against themselves by trying to be younger, when their older self is not only just as good, but better in many ways. Ashton Applewhite: Started campaign like they’re doing in Colorado about, they’re calling it Visual Ageism. “Youth and age are different. It might be a challenge, but the bull is right there in front of you. The effects add up over time and are further compounded by race and class, which is why the poorest of the poor and sickest of the sick, all around the world, are old women of colour. On overcoming ageism in an effort to respect all experience "Most people are terrified of getting older but I haven't found anyone — not only no … Aging is life. 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