I’m Kyrié (Kee-re-ay), a coach and ageism activist. My passion for story led me to a career in film, studies in Depth Psychology, and ultimately my work with aging. I love being with others in their story, particularly at points of transition. I work with individuals as well as organizations to guide transformation and growth that continues long after our engagement ends.
I fight ageism as a co-founder of OldSchool.info. I helped shift the tragedy only narrative of aging and dementia on the ChangingAging tour. Prior to this I worked with elders living in long-term care. In 2015 I traveled to all 50 states living in a van the culmination of which was founding a wellness center, Prosper. I have an MA in Counseling Psychology and wrote my thesis on the Anti-Aging myth in America.
KEYNOTES & WORKSHOPS
Let's Dismantle Ageism: This one-hour, highly interactive workshop explores what ageism is, where to look for it—starting between our ears—and how it distorts our sense of self and our place in the world. Let’s Dismantle Ageism equips participants with new tools, more accurate narratives about age and aging, and ways to take this awareness out into the world.
Still Kicking: Confronting Ageism and Ableism in the Pandemic’s Wake
It doesn’t take much head-scratching to realize that much of our apprehension about growing older is actually about how our minds and bodies will change. Scratch some more and we uncover the social and political forces that feed and profit from these fears. Still Kicking, a 90-minute interactive workshop, delves into the nature of ageism and ableism, how they intersect and reinforce each other, and why it’s so important to dismantle the dread and dual stigma. To live is to age, and we age well not by avoiding disability but by adapting to it—a powerful, enriching, lifelong process that unites us all.
I have presented at conferences, schools and care communities internationally. I am available to come to your location or to present digitally. See my resumé
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