Interview with Ashton Applewhite

I am so excited to bring you this interview with author and ageism activist Ashton Applewhite.  Her book, This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism is a hopeful and authentic look at this issue affecting everyone.  In the art pro community, there are misconceptions about physical strength and cognitive ability in older candidates, and the perception that long-held positions are keeping younger generations from joining the workforce. We also discuss that ageism is a problem for younger art pros as well.   Many younger candidates are considered inexperienced and expected to work for free until they are deemed worthy.  Join us for a fantastic conversation where Ashton shares her deeply researched perspective on how ageism is connected to everything we do, and how we can work through the difficult challenge of unlearning biases that we have been taught are normal to follow.