Ashton Applewhite is a writer and activist based in New York.
In her book This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism, Applewhite declares that it’s time to dismantle the last acceptable prejudice; it’s time for age pride. In her candid talks—as she does on her blog, "This Chair Rocks", and her Q&A Tumblr, "Yo, Is This Ageist'" — she debunks our culture’s most pervasive myths about getting older. And with her funny, straight-talking approach, she helps audiences realize the often-overlooked benefits of advanced age, championing the need for greater age-based diversity in the workplace and our institutions.
Her first book, Cutting Loose: Why Women Who End Their Marriages Do So Well, was published by HarperCollins in 1997. It was inspired by the puzzlement: why was our notion of women’s lives after divorce so different from the happy and energized reality' Ms. magazine called it “rocket fuel for launching new lives.” Writing under the name Blanche Knott, Applewhite is also the author of the humor collection Truly Tasteless Jokes, a best-selling paperback of 1982.
In 2016, Applewhite joined the PBS site Next Avenue’s annual list of 50Influencers in Aging as their Influencer of the Year. She has been recognized by The New York Times, NPR, and the American Society on Aging as an expert on ageism. She has written for Harper’s, Playboy, and The New York Times. And she speaks widely, at venues that have ranged from universities and community centers to the Library of Congress, United Nations, and the TED2017 mainstage—where she received a standing ovation.
In 2018, Applewhite was named a member of the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts’ “100” list. She was also recognized on the PBS site Next Avenue’s annual list of 50 Influencers in Aging as their Influencer of the Year. She has been acknowledged by the New York Times, New Yorker, NPR, and the American Society on Aging as an expert on ageism, and has written for Harper’s, The New York Times, FastCompany and The Guardian. Applewhite speaks widely, at venues that have ranged from universities and community centers to the Library of Congress and the United Nations.
All American Speakers is a speakers bureau and booking agency providing information on booking Ashton Applewhite for speaking engagements, personal appearances and corporate events. Contact an All American Speakers Bureau booking agent for more information on Ashton Applewhite speaking fees, availability, speech topics and cost to hire for your next event.
Please Note: All American Speakers Bureau acts only as an entertainment broker/producer for corporate functions, private engagements and special events. All American Speakers Bureau does not claim or represent itself as the exclusive agent or management of Ashton Applewhite or any artist on this website. Speaker fees are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Fees often vary based on a number of factors including: speakers schedule, supply and demand, length of presentation, location of event and other factors. Fee Ranges listed on this website are intended to serve only as a guideline. In some cases, the actual price quote may be above or below the stated range.
All American Speakers Bureau is a celebrity booking agency and talent buyer which supplies celebrity talent worldwide. We secure speakers and celebrities for speaking engagements, advertising campaigns, personal appearances, commercials, licensing, voice-overs, product endorsements, spokesperson campaigns, publicity events, corporate entertainment, trade shows, and media tours.
Related Tags: Information on keynote speaking engagements, personal appearances, corporate entertainment and appearance fees for Ashton Applewhite, an inspirational motivational speaker. bio for Ashton Applewhite agency, manager, speaker fees, speaking agency entertainment booking agency, speaker's fee, how to book, booking agencies for lectures, speaking event, celebrity appearances for hire, who is agent, manager, publicist, who represents, speakers bureau management who represents Ashton Applewhite