A photo of Ashton Applewhite. Ashton Applewhite

Co-Founder, Old School Anti-Ageism Clearinghouse

Speaker and Activist

Voice of "Yo, Is this Ageist?"

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Ashton Applewhite is the author of This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism and of Cutting Loose: Why Women Who End Their Marriages Do So Well. A co-founder of the Old School Anti-Ageism Clearinghouse, she 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 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? Ashton is a leading spokesperson for the emerging movement to raise awareness of ageism and to dismantle it.

Keywords: ageism, age bias, age discrimination, social justice, internalized bias, equity, diversity, ableism, sexism, intersectionality, public policy, health,