Ageism researcher and PhD student. Quilt coat maker.
When I Listen to the Quilters Before Me
Old people are, like, my thing. I grew up watching reruns of The Golden Girls on Lifetime. I spent my childhood summers baiting hooks with fat earthworms for fishing with my Nana and dealing endless rounds of Rook cards with her twin sisters. At 18, my first job was a nurse aide in an all women's care home, a job that I sincerely loved with my whole heart. I've just always wanted to be around older people. It wasn't until college that I realized there's a name for that. Gerontology. The study of the aging process and the experiences of older adults.