Wrinkle Radio
with Dr. Sally Chivers
Don't panic! It's just aging. At Wrinkle Radio, the stories we tell about aging matter. We don't fight aging, but we do fight the forces that make aging worse for some people than for others. We fight the forces that tell us that we need to grow old in a certain way. We fight the forces that tell us we have to fear aging. Join host Sally Chivers as we learn and celebrate along the way.

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What scares you about aging? We can’t fight the forces that make us fear aging until we take a closer look at what they are. In this episode, age panic and what we can start to do about it.

Host Sally Chivers and guest Andrea Charise talk about…

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Lisa LaFlamme just might have gotten fired for it. Dana Capell resisted it, even during the pandemic. Andrea Charise shaved her head to do it boldly. I hoped it would bring some respect. What gray hair says about us and the aging world we live in….

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Author

Dr. Sally Chivers
Professor, Gender & Social Justice and English, Trent University, Ontario

Sally Chivers is Full Professor of Gender & Social Justice and English as well as a Founding Executive Member and Past Director of the Trent Centre for Aging & Society. She was honoured with the 2021 Distinguished Research Award in recognition of her prolific scholarship and international reputation as a leader in the interdisciplinary fields of age and disability studies, health humanities, and cultural gerontology.

Her research focuses on the hidden or ignored contributions of older adults and people with disabilities, especially those who too often get pushed outside the frame. Specifically, she studies the cultural politics of aging and disability, especially within film