Visionary Fashion, Fierce Feminism and Age-Defying Casting
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September 2017 Newsletter
New Ways of Seeing: Visionary Fashion,
Fierce Feminism and Age‑Defying Casting
Featured Clip of the Month:
This 22-Year-Old Designer’s Clothes Will Talk to You — Literally!
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Cross Talk: A Heated Convo on Feminism and Sexuality
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Wait. What?!? Hollywood’s Crazy Age-Distortion Casting
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Help! I Need a Makeover That Will Put My Ex Into a Tailspin!
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The ‘Young-Old’ Are Taking Over — and It’s a Good Thing
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Meet One of Our Everyday Disruptors
“I’ve been a woman and black my whole life, but not even that prepared me for the discrimination I’d face once I got to be … old!” — Mariann Aalda
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Virtual Reality, ‘Acting Your Age’ — and Calling Out Ageist BS!
Ashley Johnson (AARP), Lisa Bennett, L. Marie Bennett Group, Edna Kane-Williams (AARP), hip hop artist, MC Lyte, actor, Boris Kodjoe, renowned radio personality, Donnie Simpson, Kellye Walton (AARP), Alicia Wallace (AARP), and Karen Chong (AARP), above left, joined AARP and the Disrupt Aging team at the AARP Block Party’s Essence Festival in New Orleans. The main topic: challenging outdated beliefs. Attendees mingled with celebs, struck a pose with empowering words about living and aging, and took a virtual reality hot-air balloon ride.
At the annual BlogHer conference in Orlando, Florida, the Disrupt Aging team hosted a panel discussing “Act Your Age and Other Ageist BS.” Meredith Walker, executive director of Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls, and Karen Chong, above right, of the Disrupt Aging team led the discussion exploring the intersection of age and gender in the subtle, and not-so-subtle, forms of ageism found online.
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