It’s super interesting when ageism slips into conversation and how easily it goes unnoticed.

It is the same for all isms.

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I’ve wanted to talk about getting older for awhile, but it’s unnerving. Because in this culture, when you get older you get disregarded.

Isn’t that interesting? When you get older you get disregarded.

You don’t physically look like what societal messaging has put out as the norm. And so you no longer have anything relevant to say.

Here’s how the exchange went down:

Person asks about a yoga studio.

Person makes a recommendation for a yoga studio but puts these words, “Plus it’s a young woman that owns and runs it” as a benefit or a selling point.


I’d like to say this. Until you start to disconnect and unearth the messaging that we’ve been taught in this society about Racism, Sexism, Classism, Ableism, Anti-Semitism (and other ethnic isms), Ageism and Heterosexism messaging,

…you’ll never be free.

As for me?

I still have some things to say.
I still have some things to teach.
I still have some things to do.

Until I’m no longer in my earthly body.

Whether you choose to listen based on my age? Well, I guess that’s up to you.

xo, Sarah

MindJessica Hall Burns