LIVE from NYPL, Women's History Month: Lyn Slater with Chloé Cooper Jones: How to Be Old

Event Details

The fashion and culture influencer reflects on life in her 60s; a sometimes glamorous, sometimes turbulent decade.


Book cover of How to be Old by Lyn Slater

In-person registration for this event has sold out, but livestream tickets are still available. A limited number of standby tickets will be available on the night of the event.

When Lyn Slater started her fashion blog, Accidental Icon, at age 61, she discovered that followers were flocking to her account for more than just her A-list style. They found in her an alternative model of older life: someone who defied the stereotypes, refused to become invisible, and showed that all women have the opportunity to be relevant and do something new at any stage of their lives. In her new memoir, Slater demonstrates that despite its unique challenges, being old is just like any new beginning—and can be the best and most invigorating of life’s phases.

With author Chloé Cooper Jones, Slater discusses her positive outlook on aging and her “rules are meant to be broken” philosophy as to how to be old in a youth-obsessed world.

This March celebrate Women's History Month with the women making history.

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ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

Lyn Slater is a cultural influencer, model, writer, content creator, and former professor. She started Accidental Icon in September of 2014 and has since garnered a loyal fan base of almost a million followers across platforms.

Chloé Cooper Jones is a professor, journalist, and the author of the memoir Easy Beauty, which was named a best book of 2022 by The New York Times, USA Today, New York Magazine, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, TIME Magazine, and was a finalist for the 2023 Pulitzer Prize in Memoir. She was also a Pulitzer Prize finalist in Feature Writing in 2020. She is a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine, a Whiting Creative Nonfiction Grant recipient, a Howard Foundation Fellow, and an Associate Professor of Writing at Columbia University. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.


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