Kate Simonds is 17 years old. In this powerful Ted talk she talks about ageism from an angle we don't often consider — ageism against the young. She shares her views that everyone should be respected and all views and ideas listened to, no matter how old we are. So, take a deep breath and a quick inventory of what feelings come to mind when you consider a 17 year old talking about agesim. Now watch this talk and prepare to have your thoughts flipped inside out. She definitely puts ageism into a life long context. A brilliant talk with real insight. But a huge problem which affects us all.

Kate Simonds shows that the insidious nature of ageism affects people of all ages. This is a big ageless problem. Have a listen/look below.