A painting of a face.
Eliminating ageism through art

“Feeling Our Age” Exhibition by Kathleen Cosgrove.

According to the World Health Organization, one in six people will be over 60 by 2030. Ageism, or age discrimination, affects three out of five workers according to AARP. All discrimination must be eliminated before we achieve a just and equitable society. 

We are all aware of the critical need to address racism, gender biases, and discrimination against LGBQT+ and others. However, what is not recognized is that since we all grow older, agism compounds all other forms of discrimination and yet is seldom recognized. This is particularly true for older women who live longer and typically receive less Social Security benefits. 

Feeling Our Age highlights 60 brave women who shared their personal stories and challenges about what it is like to be their age, and what they are looking forward to in the future. 

Feeling our Age is a special collection that echoes the calls for a broader shift in our societal mindset — one that recognizes the worth and potential of every individual, regardless of age. We must eliminate outdated labels and biases that limit opportunities for older adults and create a world that is inclusive, diverse, and rich with the wisdom of years.

Stefanie Thune, Gerontologist

Feeling Our Age Book

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