Author and activist ASHTON APPLEWHITE has been recognized by the New York Times, the New Yorker, National Public Radio, and the American Society on Aging as an expert on ageism. She blogs at This Chair Rocks, speaks widely at venues that have ranged from the TED mainstage to the United Nations around the world, has written for Harper's, and Playboy, and the New York Times, and is the voice of Yo, Is This Ageist? In 2016, she joined the PBS site Next Avenue’s annual list of 50 Influencers in Aging as their Influencer of the Year. In 2015 she was included in Salt magazine's list of the world's 100 inspiring women who are committed to social change. At the beginning of her career, she was an Editorial Assistant at St. Martin's Press.