Aiming to eradicate ageism, along with white supremacy, gender bias, ableism, body shaming, homophobia, classism and other forms of oppression.


Ryan Backer is an age activist striving to undo ageism within an intersectional framework. They are the co-founder of and have facilitated their anti-ageism workshops in NYC, Berlin, Dublin, Philadelphia, Montreal and Louisville. Ryan identifies as a white, non-binary, European-American ‘old person in training’ with an undergraduate degree in Gerontology. They have been on this social justice path since 2013 and currently work with their mentor Ashton Applewhite, the widely recognized expert on ageism.

Photo Credit: Charity Cardiasmenos


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