Claremont Speaks
June 20, 2022

Combating Ageism: Kathryn Mora, former professional clown, comedian and now septuageneraian Claremont Courier columnist, on leveraging one's spirit, voice and value in today's society.

Kathryn Mora has spent many years marching to her own drum, having been a SoCal journalist, a professional clown, a standup comedian, an author and now a columnist featured regularly in The Claremont Courier.  Kathryn first provides a bit of background and a basis for her approach to life, both in the past and now.  She then expands on her series of articles on having "never been old before", which relate the experiences that many of her age have certainly encountered.  Kathryn then offers extra insight into her past and the current experiences that form her approach to life at her age, including commanding due respect and not being dismissed or marginalized for being older, and how she has successfully worked with people that may treat older folks differently; who do so simply because they don't understand the person's extraordinary value derived from the decades of experience most people of her age possess.

Kathryn Mora's uplifting and encouraging narrative shows that one's spirit, attitude and well-earned right to be heard is key at any age, but inarguably essential as one continues on life's journey.  Recorded outdoors in Memorial Park, one might notice a few technical issues - cuts, edits and sound adjustments - but Kathryn's genuine and heartfelt core message comes through with perfect clarity.  Everyone who enjoys her articles in the Courier should give Kathryn's episode a listen to understand further the mind, heart and passion behind her published prose.  And, after listening, should you meet her or interact with her at The Courier, convey how you like her articles and enjoyed her first podcast...and that her voice is making a difference.