Why is society’s view of aging so grim when the lived reality is so different? In her book This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism, Ashton Applewhite declares that it’s time to dismantle the last acceptable prejudice; it’s time for age pride.
In her candid talks she debunks our culture’s most pervasive myths about getting older. And with her funny, straight-talking approach audiences realize the often-overlooked benefits of advanced age, championing the need for greater age-based diversity in the workplace and our institutions.
Applewhite has been recognized by the American Society on Aging as an expert on ageism.