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Ashton Applewhite: On Ageism

The Midlife Reinvention: A Power Purpose Play Podcast

It was such a pleasure to speak with Ashton Applewhite on this important topic - her passion for leading this emerging movement to raise awareness of Ageism and how to dismantle it is fascinating, and we can all learn from, and participate in spreading this awareness.Ashton is the author of This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism,  and  is a leading spokesperson for the emerging movement to raise awareness of ageism and to dismantle it. Ashton 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 blogs at This Chair Rocks and is the voice of Yo, Is This Ageist?  Ashton speaks widely at venues that have ranged from the United Nations to the TED mainstage, has written for Harper’s, the Guardian, and the New York Times, and is a co-founder of the Old School Anti-Ageism Clearinghouse.You can find Ashton here: ashton@thischairrocks.com @thischairrocks www.facebook.com/ThisChairRocks www.instagram.com/thischairrocks https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLgpTfeLydvf5PKEvYBaVmQ https://www.linkedin.com/in/ashton-applewhite-64658/Key takeaway's:Ageism is the discrimination and stereotyping on the basis of age. It is a set of ideas and social practices and the notion of making any kind of generalization about a person or a group of people on the basis of how old you think they are. There are so many surprising facts about ageism, such as that the percentage of Americans in nursing homes is down from 4% to less than 2%, and that dementia rates are dropping, and that the longer people live the less they fear dying .You don't have to envision your purpose in its entirety. So many things start small.  We create the path by walking it. Ask yourself,  what do you want to do tomorrow?When someone says they are too old, they might be too scared, they might be too poor, they might be so many other things...but it is never about age.Both sexism and ageism pervade all aspects of our culture, as with race as with gender.  As long as we are measuring how we look relative to other women on the age spectrum,  we are supporting structures that are destructive to us collectivelyOne reason midlife is so difficult is because of the conventional narrative that says, "if you think its bad now - its all going to really suck!" That is pure ageism! Register for our signature program, It's My Time Now: How to Rediscover Yourself in Midlife. here: https://learn.powerpurposeplay.ca/  It's an 8 week transformative program of rediscovery.  Join our free community:https://powerpurposeplay.ca/contact-us/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/345142570007158https://www.facebook.com/power.purpose.playhttps://www.instagram.com/power.purpose.play/ https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8943313/


28 Aug 2021

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Ashton Applewhite: Is this ageist?

The Dareful Project

We're talking ageism with Ashton Applewhite, author of This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism and co-founder of the Old School Anti-Ageism Clearinghouse. Applewhite says, "the sooner growing older is stripped of reflexive dread, the better equipped we are to benefit from the countless ways in which it can enrich us." Watch Applewhite's TED talk and check out her Q&A blog, Yo, Is This Ageist? Connect with her: Twitter Instagram Facebook LinkedIn YouTube


20 Aug 2021

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Ending Ageism - Ashton Applewhite (This Chair Rocks)

ACE - Aged Care Enrichment

Joining us on this week's episode is American author, speaker and anti-ageism activist Ashton Applewhite.Ashton began investigating ageism in her mid 50s and what she discovered led her to write her book, This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism, as well as creating a number of other resources to combat ageism, which you’ll hear about in the episode.We really enjoyed this interview, Ashton brings a lot of energy and attitude, and we learnt a lot about how despite our best efforts, we're still carrying a lot of bias in our opinions of older adults, which you’ll hear in the discussion.As a quick warning, this episode has our first ever language warning - there’s some colourful language in this episode.As always if you enjoy the show, we’d love it if you subscribed and maybe even left a review!The Aged Care Enrichment Podcast is brought to you by SilVR Adventures ⬇️ 𝗟𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗻,𝗦𝘂𝗯𝘀𝗰𝗿𝗶𝗯𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗦𝗵𝗮𝗿𝗲 ⬇️🍏 Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ace-aged-care-enrichment/id1528261777🟢 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4wk2d6NjlbHg8Eid35TNB2❤️ iHeartRadio: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-ace-aged-care-enrichment-77188643/💙 Listen Online: https://silvradventures.com.au/podcast/#silvradventures #agedcareenrichment #acepodcast #mentalhealth #olderadults #qualityoflife #healthcare #opportunity #ageism #ageing


26 Jul 2021

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ROCK YOUR AGE with Ashton Applewhite | LAYC29

Lift As You Climb

When are we too old or too young, or when it is too late or too soon, to change our perceptions, expectations, and attitudes about aging?When are we the right age to embrace that aging is an achievement and a benefit to society?My guest today explains how ageism is “stereotyping and discrimination on the basis of a person’s age. We experience it any time someone assumes that we’re “too old” for something—a task, a haircut, a relationship—instead of finding out who we are and what we’re capable of. . .”  from the blog: https://thischairrocks.com/what-is-ageism/Ashton Applewhite is the author of This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism An internationally recognized expert on ageism, she speaks widely at venues that have included the TED mainstage and the United Nations, has written for Harper’s, the Guardian, and the New York Times, and is the voice of Yo, Is This Ageist? and a co-founder of the Old School Anti-Ageism Clearinghouse. Ashton is a leading spokesperson for the emerging movement to raise awareness of ageism and to dismantle it.            An internationally recognized expert on ageism, she speaks widely at venues that have included the TED mainstage and the United Nations, has written for Harper’s, the Guardian, and the New York Times, and is the voice of Yo, Is This Ageist? and a co-founder of the Old School Anti-Ageism Clearinghouse. Ashton is a leading spokesperson for the emerging movement to raise awareness of ageism and to dismantle it.Bonus:TedTalk - Let's end ageism | Ashton Applewhite Old School is a clearinghouse of free and carefully vetted resources to educate people about ageism and help dismantle it. You’ll find blogs, books, articles, videos, speakers, and other tools (workshops, handouts, curricula etc.) that are accessible to the general public. 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. https://oldschool.info/ About our Guest:Ashton Applewhite is the author of This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism and a spokesperson for a movement to mobilize against discrimination, on the basis of age. In 2016, she joined the PBS site Next Avenue’s annual list of 50 Influencers in Aging as their Influencer of the Year. 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. Ashton blogs at ThisChairRocks.com, and has written for Harper’s, the Guardian, and The New York Times. She has been named as a Fellow by the Knight Foundation, The New York Times, Yale Law School, and the Royal Society for the Arts. In 2015 she was included in a list of 100 inspiring women who are committed to social change.Applewhite is also the author of Cutting Loose: Why Women Who End Their Marriages Do So Well and other books. Under the pseudonym Blanche Knott, she wrote the Truly Tasteless Jokes series, the first volume of which was the best-selling mass-market book of 1983, and was the first woman to have four books on The New York Times best-seller list. Applewhite's memoir, "Being Blanche" was published in Harper's Magazine in June 2011. Twitter: Ashton Applewhite (@thischairrocks)Facebook: www.facebook.com/ThisChairRocksInstagram: www.instagram.com/thischairrocksRESOURCES:Episode 26 – We Fix You Industrieshttps://lift-as-you-climb.captivate.fm/episode/we-fix-you-industries About the Host:Isabel Banerjee - Your Next BusinessStrategist and Transformation Catalyst Dynamic, a self-made entrepreneur who overcame obstacles with an unrelenting positive nature, a farm girl work ethic, and a conscious choice to thrive rather than survive, Isabel Alexander Banerjee cultivated an award-winning, $10 million+ global chemical business and grew it from dining room table to international boardrooms. Isabel’s strengths include the ability to initiate & nurture strategic relationships, a love of lifelong learning and talents for helping others maximize their potential. An inspiring speaker within both industry and community, she is a driving force behind those with the courage to follow her example of thriving against the odds. With 50+ years of business experience across diverse industries, Isabel is respected as an advisor, a coach, a mentor, and a role model. She believes in sharing collective wisdom and empowering others to economic independence. Founder of the Lift As You Climb Movement (www.facebook.com/groups/liftasyouclimbmovement)andChief Encore Officer, The Encore Catalyst (www.theencorecatalyst.com) – an accelerator for feminine wisdom, influence, and impact.alsoAuthor & Speaker ‘Who Am I Now? – Feminine Wisdom Unmasked Uncensored’ (www.IsabelBanerjee.com)LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/isabelalexanderbanerjee/ Thank You for Listening!It means so much that you listened to this podcast! If you know of anyone else who might find this show valuable or entertaining, please share it on your favorite social media platform.If you have questions about this episode, please send me an email at Hello@TheEncoreCatalyst.com Subscribe to the PodcastIf you wish to receive automatic notifications as new podcast episodes are made available, please subscribe to the podcast app on your mobile device. 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21 Jul 2021

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Ashton Applewhite - Ageism Hurts All Humanity, Society, You, and Your Children

Boomer Living Senior Living Broadcast

Ageism is a form of discrimination and prejudice against older people. It's everywhere, from the workplace to healthcare to entertainment to education. You may not even realize you're being affected by it because it's so ingrained in our culture, but that doesn't mean we should ignore its existence.It hurts the economy; it's unfair to you and your children. Ageism is killing humanity one person at a time.END AGEISM! This can be done by raising awareness about ageism and educating people about how they can prevent it from happening in their own lives and society at large. We need more positive images of older adults that show them as active participants in society instead of just older people who sit around all day doing nothing but waiting for death to take them away. If everyone did their part, maybe someday, your children could live in a world where no one has to suffer through this kind of discrimination ever again. We must all stand up and say, "I will not let my children be discriminated against because of their age."--------------------Timestamps:[00:00]Pre-Intro remarks from Ashton Applewhite[02:19]Walk us through your career and how you ended up focusing a lot on aging?[04:39]Can you remember the first time you dealt with ageism in your own life and how it made you feel?[06:05]Why do you think ageism is such a big problem in our society in America? What is it about this country specifically? And do you think it has something to do with a very individualistic culture?[11:30]How can we begin to shift our culture to one that is more respectful and of elders and value them a lot more?[13:25]Why do you think people justify discriminating on the basis of age, but discriminating on the basis of gender, religion, ability, sexual orientation is looked at so differently?[19:06]"Silver Tsunami" - I just want that word to be gone.[22:36]Who do you think has the responsibility to cut down on aging? Is it the younger people since they are the future of our culture, the middle-aged people to set an example for younger generations, or is it the older generations who are being discriminated against?[32:32]Do you have, or what do you think of some of the short and long-term solutions slash movements to help us combat aging?--------------------Bio:Author and activist Ashton Applewhite is the author of "This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism" (Celadon Books, 2019). In 2016, she joined PBS site Next Avenue’s annual list of 50 Influencers in Aging as their Influencer of the Year. Ashton 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 blogs at This Chair Rocks, has written for Harper’s, the Guardian, and the New York Times, and is the voice of Yo, Is This Ageist? Ashton speaks widely, at venues that have ranged from universities and community centers to the TED mainstage and the United Nations. She is a leading spokesperson for a movement to mobilize against discrimination based on age.This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageismhttps://thischairrocks.com/book/TED talk: Let’s End Ageismhttps://www.ted.com/talks/ashton_applewhite_let_s_end_ageismThisChairRocks.comhttps://thischairrocks.com/YoIsThisAgeist.comhttps://yoisthisageist.com/


16 May 2021

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69: What's Age Got To Do With It with Ashton Applewhite (Interview)

Curious Fox Podcast

Do we stay in relationships longer in our older age because we think we won't find a new partner later on in life? What would online dating look like if age wasn't a part of the profile? When we "eeeew" older people having sex, do we realize we are "eeewing" our future selves?Effy and Jacqueline are joined by author, speaker, and ageism activist Ashton Applewhite to discuss the intersection of age, ageism, relationships, and sex. Effy and Jackie have also come to realize that they'll never be too old to giggle at the fact that this is the 69th episode.  To find out more about Ashton and her work, follow @ThisChairRock on IG and FB and on her website ThisChairRocks.com. To find more about Effy Blue and Jacqueline Misla, follow them at @wearecuriousfoxes, @coacheffyblue, and @jacquelinemisla on Instagram.If you have a question that you would like to explore on the show, reach out to us and we may answer your question on one of our upcoming episodes. Leave us a voicemail at 201-870-0063, send us a voice memo or email us at listening@wearecuriousfoxes.com.Follow us on social media for further resources on this topic:fb.com/WeAreCuriousFoxesinstagram.com/wearecuriousfoxesSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/wearecuriousfoxes)


30 Apr 2021

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Ashton Applewhite on the Ugly Heart of Ageism and How the Pandemic Has Exposed Our Prejudices

[B]OLDER (formerly The Gap Year Podcast)

This podcast is about making the most of the collective gap year that we’re all living through right now. It's a topic that applies to anyone, of any age, but our focus is on those in midlife and older. So today, to kick off 2021, Debbie talks to the perfect guest, Ashton Applewhite. Ashton is an author, speaker and activist on the topic of ageism, which can be defined as discrimination on the basis of age (no matter how old or how young you are). She's  been called a pro-aging radical and the "Malcolm Gladwell of ageism." She and Debbie really get into it in this wide-ranging conversation with Ashton poking and prodding at some of Debbie's assumptions. The topic of ageism (or any -ism) brings up a lot of emotion. Fear is generally at the top of the list so they talk about the fear of getting old and what that means in America. They talk about the value of human lives and why older people are often seen as less valuable or even invisible. And they delve into how the pandemic has revealed the deep well of ageism, as well as racism and ableism, in our society. They also talk about the irony of being ageist yourself, of unconsciously accepting the notion that old is ugly. (Debbie is 69 and Ashton is 68.) Ashton reminds us that studies like the U-Curve of Happiness show older people are happier. They end the conversation with Ashton offering one thing you can do to combat ageism: become aware of when you’re using the word “old” as a negative vs. “young” as a positive. Think about that while you're listening to this provocative episode. Mentioned in this episode or useful:Ashton’s website: This Chair RocksHer book is newly out in paperback: This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto against Ageism by Ashton Applewhite (Celadon Books 2019)Ashton’s website challenging the stereotypes that segregate us by age: Yo, Is This Ageist?Ashton’s Anti-Ageism Clearinghouse: https://oldschool.info/Ashton on Twitter:  https://twitter.com/thischairrocksAshton’s 2017 TED talk: Ashton Applewhite: Let's end ageismReflections on the Plague Year From an Anti-Aging Activist by Ashton Applewhite (Next Avenue, March 15, 2021)Definition of intersectionalityAge justice requires disability justice—and vice versa by Ashton Applewhite (Changing Aging, August 18, 2020)Rather than identifying as old, young or middle-aged, be an “old person in training” instead by Ashton Applewhite (TED Ideas, April 26, 2019)Robert Butler, the gerontologist who coined the term “ageism”Anne LamottThe World Health Organization: A global campaign to combat ageism Note from DebbieI hope you enjoyed this podcast! We are asking our loyal listeners (and new ones too) to show their support by leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts. It takes less than sixty seconds, and it really makes a difference in attracting new listeners and upcoming guests. I might read your review on my next episode! How to learn more about the podcastSign up for my newsletter (you'll also get my free writing guide) at http://eepurl.com/qGTP Connect with me:Twitter: @debbieweilInstagram: @debbieweilFacebook: @debbieweilLinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/debbieweilEmail: thegapyearpodcast@gmail.comBlog: gapyearaftersixty.com- Debbie WE ARE LOOKING FOR A SPONSORIf you are interested in reaching a smart and thoughtful audience of midlife, and older, listeners, contact Debbie Weil. Media PartnersNext For MeEncore.orgMEA Support this podcast:Leave a review on Apple Podcasts: it will help us find a sponsor! If you are interested, contact Debbie WeilSubscribe via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher or SpotifyCredits:Host: Debbie WeilProducer: Far Out MediaPodcast websiteMusic: Lakeside Path by Duck Lake


15 Jan 2021

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Diversity and Inclusion: How We Stop Ageism in the Workplace feat. Ashton Applewhite

Workplace Justice

Although companies are finally getting on board about diversity and inclusion, there is still one issue that remains one of the greatest vulnerabilities that American workers face. Ageism. What can you do when you're considered to be “too old” to be hired or kept as a valuable member of the workforce? How do you fight age discrimination in the workplace? In this episode, we talked to Ashton Applewhite, an expert on ageism, TED Talk Speaker of Let’s end ageism, and the author of This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism, about the sad reality that older employees face and the increasing incidence of age discrimination in the workplace. Age discrimination can happen in any industry, and it can happen to anybody. But you should know that you can push back and take action. What You Will Learn From This Episode: 01:03 - What is Ageism? 03:06 - What aging in the workplace looks like as a human experience 08:00 - What motivates age discrimination in the workplace? 11:09 - Why ageism doesn’t get the same amount of attention and advocacy as other forms of discrimination 14:25 - The different ways a company can solve age discrimination issues in the workplace 18:00 - The emotional and psychological impact of age discrimination for employees 19:52 - How to protect yourself against age discrimination and what you need to do if you’re being subjected to it 21:01 - What is protected activity retaliation? Resources Mentioned: Yo, Is This Ageist? - https://yoisthisageist.com/ This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto on Ageism (book) - https://thischairrocks.com/order-the-book/ Old School - Anti-Ageism Clearinghouse - https://oldschool.info/ Age Equity Alliance - https://ageequityalliance.org/ The New York City Human Rights Law - https://www1.nyc.gov/site/cchr/law/the-law.page Age Discrimination in Employment Act (federal) (ADEA) -https://www.eeoc.gov/age-discrimination TED2017: Let’s End Ageism - https://www.ted.com/talks/ashton_applewhite_let_s_end_ageism?language=en Connect with Ashton Applewhite: Website: This Chair Rocks - https://thischairrocks.com/ Facebook: @ThisChairRocks Instagram: @thischairrocks  Twitter: @thischairrocks LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ashton-applewhite-64658/


11 Jan 2021

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Ashton Applewhite

Mind Your Own Retirement

Ashton Applewhite by YourLifeChoices


9 Jan 2021

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Summer Replay - Consciousness Raising, a conversation with Ashton Applewhite

Twisting the Plot

This week, we had the distinct pleasure to speak with Ashton Applewhite, activist and author of This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism.  In this podcast, we engage in aconsciousness raising conversation about aging and the other implicit biases in our culture.  Applewhite asserts: “When we work against any form of oppression, we chip away at the fear and ignorance that underlie them all.” Please join us.  Listen to this inspirational activist on the front lines of changing how we look at aging.  It’s a conversation that’s right for today, a plot twist for all of us.   Thischairrocks.com Oldschool.info


1 Sep 2020