Ashton Applewhite

Let's end ageism

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It's not the passage of time that makes it so hard to get older. It's ageism, a prejudice that pits us against our future selves — and each other. Ashton Applewhite urges us to dismantle the dread and mobilize against the last socially acceptable prejudice. "Aging is not a problem to be fixed or a disease to be cured," she says. "It is a natural, powerful, lifelong process that unites us all."

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Ashton Applewhite · Author, activist

Ashton Applewhite asks us to look at ageism — the assumption that older people are alike and that aging impoverishes us.

Ashton Applewhite asks us to look at ageism — the assumption that older people are alike and that aging impoverishes us.