Think You’re Too Old? Ageism Dismantled with Ashton Applewhite

Welcome to this episode, and this movement of ageism dismantled. 

How does it show up? Are you more ageist than you think? A recent solo podcast I did on this topic got a lot of attention. In our own Flipping 50 membership I regularly spot women being ageist in reference to themselves. 

This episode is about helping change the value of you right now. We’ll define ageism and talk about who does it and where it exists. I hope you  look at words like young and old differently after you listen. 

This episode aims to find ageism dismantled so that if nothing else we can identify it when we see it and potentially find ourselves loving now for the rest of our lives. 

My Guest: 

An internationally recognized expert on ageism, Ashton Applewhite is the author of This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism. A co-founder of the Old School Anti-Ageism Clearinghouse, she speaks widely at venues that have included the TED mainstage and the United Nations, and is at the forefront of the emerging movement to raise awareness of ageism and to dismantle it.

Questions we answer in this episode: 

  • How did this all start? You don’t dream of becoming an internationally recognized expert on ageism in high school. When did this begin? 
  • What is ageism? 
  • Where do we see it? Beyond the hired, fired, retired… 
  • How many times a day on average do you think any of us bumps into it? 
  • What is the opposite of ageism?  Can we go too far the other way? 
  • Will you share an insider peek into your book? 

Connect with Ashton:

She’s on Social:

Twitter: @thischairrocks





The book:

USUALLY, I share Other Episodes You Might Enjoy…..

I’m not sharing other episodes you might enjoy in this post. What I’d love instead for you to do is share this episode/post and start a conversation with your own tribe! 

I invite you to share the podcast on social media with:

  • your opinion about this, no matter what it is
  • your reaction to this
  • what your reaction to this was
  • how you want to change (or not) 

And… comment here if you have a heightened sense of awareness about your personal messaging to yourself! 

Ashton’s TED talk:

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