my new talk—Aging While Female, Reimagined—debuts on February 2

I’ve been working for a long time on a big new talk about the gendered nature of aging—and procrastinating, because it’s a fiendishly fraught topic. There’s nothing like a deadline to force the hand, and I’m delighted to announce that you’ll be able to hear it on February 2nd at the Senior Planet Exploration Center, in New York. Doors open at 5:30pm; no charge but an RSVP is required. Register here.  

Here’s a description to whet your appetite:

What makes aging different for women — and so much harder than it has to be? How does the double whammy of ageism and sexism affect women’s health, income and well-being? And how does competing to “stay young” dig the hole deeper? In her rousing new talk, Ashton Applewhite proposes that we throw away the damn shovel, forge cross-generational compacts, and collaborate on different ways of thinking and behaving. The women’s movement taught us to claim our power. A pro-aging movement will teach us to hold onto it. 

 

2 thoughts on “my new talk—Aging While Female, Reimagined—debuts on February 2

  1. This is the day after I age while female and turn 66. Wish I could fly to NY to be there but my fave guitarist is playing in Jax. He’s over 60 so he is aging while male..which happens but is not considered such a violation of cultural assumptions. Please transcribe or share video after you do this!

    1. I’m glad you’ve got your priorities straight! Senior Planet usually records talks, I’ll post a link, and happy birthday.

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