Ashton  Applewhite

Ashton Applewhite

Author and activist Ashton Applewhite has been recognized by the New York Times, National Public Radio, and the American Society on Aging as an expert on ageism. She blogs at This Chair Rocks, speaks widely, has written for Harper’s, Playboy, and the New York Times, and is the voice of the blog Yo, Is This Ageist? The author of This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism, Ashton is a leading spokesperson for a movement to mobilize against discrimination on the basis of age. She has been called a visionary tackling one of the most persistent biases of our day with originality and humor. It has been said that her magic will shake us out of complacency and into action.