167: How To (Radiantly) Rebel Against AGEISM with Karen Walrond

Today is the final celebration in our October Book Birthday party — and we are ending with a BANGER of an episode. Today’s guest is a longtime friend of the pod, and a true force to be reckoned with.

Karen Walrond is an author, leadership coach, activist and attorney. An avid photographer and journaler, Walrond’s writing and coaching have helped thousands of people around the world find meaning and purpose in their lives. Karen and her work have been featured on Brené Brown’s Unlocking Us podcast, PBS, Huffington Post, CNN, and The Oprah Winfrey Show, and her award-winning blog, Chookooloonks, is a lifestyle, inspiration, and photography destination.

Karen is the author of The Beauty of Different, the Lightmaker’s Manifesto — and most notably for this conversation, her latest book, RADIANT REBELLION: Reclaim Aging, Practice Joy, and Raise a Little Hell.

Radiant Rebellion is an investigation into how we can reclaim aging, cultivate joy, and resist ageism. As Karen says, internalized ageism–bias against our future selves–is not our only option; we can write a different story of aging than the one we’ve been handed. In this conversation we’ll dive into all the ways we get wrapped up in ageism without even realizing it, and how, exactly, to move forward.



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The Lightmaker’s Manifesto

Karen on the WANTcast in May 2020

Karen on the WANTcast in November 2018



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