One of the topics was ageism and I happened to comment that maybe we Boomers should start up protesting again. This idea simmered a bit in my mind and I decided to start a Boomer Power Crusade against all the preconceived B.S. that seems to persist about those of us nearing our retirement years. Note I didn't say retirement - I said retirement years because I suspect that the idea of "retirement" has all but disappeared from the American lifestyle for many of us.
Anyway, I hopped right on my graphics computer and designed "Down With Ageism™". (You can read more how I designed these images and what motivates my art at Life Is Like Art - It's All In How You Look At It.) Some are humorous, some are "in your face", and some are true (Thelma & Louise actually is what I call "my girls" - have for years!).
What I hope to accomplish with all this - the art in particular - is get some visuals out there that will bring a focus on this new generation of "retirees" - a group of people who have not gone gently into old age. (Hell No, We Won't Grow Old!™) I would like these graphics to help inform the world that just because we have a few gray hairs it doesn't mean that our brains and our spirits are growing dimmer along with hair color!
Why? Because I think the baby boom generation is still a group that questions the status quo. We did in the sixties and seventies and we are doing it again - we just forgot how to make the right amount of noise about it!
So grab your Protest Tees instead of a sign and Join The Boomer Power Crusade™ NOW.
We changed the world once before and we can do it again!
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