Steven Petrow is an award-winning journalist and author of “Stupid Things I Won’t Do When I Get Old.”
All ageism Stories
Do we still have the will to confront social inequities like we did in our youth? A weekend-run epiphany connects hip-hop and graffiti to history-changing movements of the ‘60s and ‘70s — and strengthens a resolve for confronting ageism.
Dispelling Ageist Myths: The truth is that the biggest challenge in the workplace is not aging but ageism. How can we meet that challenge?
Growing Bolder Founder/CEO Marc Middleton, one of the nation’s leading experts on age-related issues, shares his thoughts on the “OK, Boomer debate.” His take may surprise you.
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. See why Ashton Applewhite is imploring us all, regardless of our current age, to wake up to the ageism that not only surrounds us but is inside each of us.
Remember when no dream seemed too big? We’ve got a secret: you’ve been programmed to give up. But here’s the good news: dreams can come true at any time, at any age. Growing Bolder’s Marc Middleton offers you encouragement to chase your dreams in this Growing Bolder Minute.
There is no question our society still stigmatizes aging. Author and sociologist Anne Karpf says enough is enough. She explains how she’s helping to change the narrative around aging by helping to show its opportunities, beauty and excitement.
Once upon a time, TV writer Ted Bergman was the hottest ticket in town, but these days, it’s tough for him to get a ticket on the bus tour. He believes age could be a big part of the reason. He explains how he’s battling ageism in Hollywood.
Marc Sotkin is one of the most accomplished and successful writers and producers in the TV industry, and even he isn’t immune from the ageism that still permeates our society. He explains how he’s had to keep reinventing himself to stay in the game.
Does the media have a vested interest in perpetuating the stereotypes of aging? Author and former social worker Wendy Lustbader says yes! She’s got a secret about aging and she’s sharing it with every young person she meets.
Are you Growing Bolder? There’s a revolution underway, and your future and the futures of your children and grandchildren are at stake. Learn about the power of possibility, the threat of ageism and the importance of Growing Bolder.
Author Barbara Rose Brooker says she got so tired of ageism that she decided to do what she does best — write about it. Her book, The Viagra Diaries, is being turned into an HBO series and Barbara is organizing Age Marches across the country.