Ashton Applewhite


At Growing Bolder, we’re dedicated to Rebranding Aging™, which is why we had to talk to the journalist, author and activist who is confronting the many forms of ageism in our society.

In her new book, This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism, best-selling author Ashton Applewhite implores us all, regardless of our current age, to wake up to the ageism that not only surrounds us but is inside each of us.

She passionately explains why she wants you to stop looking at aging as a disease. After all, if aging is a disease or a cosmetic problem, then Madison Avenue can sell you something to “fix” it.

Her ideas are provocative and they will make you reexamine how you view the next 10, 20, 30, 40, 50 and beyond years of your life.