Alycia Anderson Blog

I’m a disability inclusion advocate.


Published: Tuesday April 18, 2023
Alycia sitting in wheelchair with hands in the air making a heart sign, celebrating passing over 6k followers on LinkedIn, wearing a floral dress in front of a mural that says I love you.

Celebrating this small milestone today! I’m celebrating because of you. It’s you that have invited me in with your trust, belief, love and allyship. You’re my LinkedIn family, you’re the ones who gave me the confidence to use my voice for the better good. You have hired me to speak to your teams and shared my … read more… I’m a disability inclusion advocate.

Accessibility in the workplace


Published: Tuesday April 11, 2023
heading of image says did you know alycia on stage with slide that says 98 percent of worlds top websites are not fully accessible

Accessibility in the workplace creates an environment where employees with disabilities can access and participate. This includes things such as physical accessibility, providing accessible entrances, restrooms, and workstations, as well as technological accessibility, providing assistive technology and accessible digital content. Accessibility at work is not only a legal requirement under the Americans with Disabilities Act … read more… Accessibility in the workplace

“Can I say disability?”


Published: Monday April 10, 2023
ID: Testimonial sent to Alycia that reads: Hi Alycia. Happy Friday! I wanted to share with you that, because of your speech and message at the conference, I've started using the word "disability" when speaking to teachers and parents. This is something new for me because, like many people, I was tip toe-ing around the word, not realizing that's actually perpetuating the negative stigma around disabilities.

Language is POWERFUL! And YES, it definitely matters. Language is a fundamental part of our human connection and it shapes the way we think, perceive and interact with the world around us and others. The words we use to communicate and, and the way we use them, can have a profound impact on our relationships, … read more… “Can I say disability?”

This Wheelchair Barbie is FINALLY getting representation!


Published: Sunday April 9, 2023
this Barbie is finally getting representation image of alycia lifting arms up in wheelchair behind logo of Barbie

This Wheelchair Barbie is FINALLY getting the long overdue representation she deserves! ID: Alycia in wheelchair with hands in air in font of Barbie logo th heading that reads this Barbie is finally getting representation!

Thank you eharmony!


Published: Thursday April 6, 2023
ID: Alycia wearing black turtleneck and bun in hair sitting in studio giving a keynote.

Thank you eharmony for inviting me to give my keynote Disabling Ableism! It was an honor to be able to share my knowledge and experience with your team. Thank you for the effort and resources that you invested in organizing this event and inviting me to be a part of it!

Disability Inclusion?


Published: Thursday April 6, 2023
Alycia pushing wheelchair up a ramp wearing a jean jacket and black plants smiling

Disability inclusion is an active, intentional and meaningful participation of people with disabilities in all aspects of society and workplaces. It occurs by offering environments, policies, and practices that empower people with disabilities to fully participate in and contribute to society. Disability inclusion removes physical, social, and attitudinal barriers that prevent people with disabilities from … read more… Disability Inclusion?

SKIMS Launches Adaptive Line Leads to Ableism & Advocacy Uproar


Published: Thursday March 30, 2023
ID: Three disabled models wearing nude color underwear sitting on a couch in a Skims ad.

SKIMS, the underwear/shapewear brand, by Kim Kardashian launched an adaptive collection as part of their Fits Everybody line and then released a campaign including models with disabilities wearing the underwear. A huge advancement in inclusive mindset and long overdue. This week Candace Owens’ comments on the advertisement saying how ridiculous this inclusivity thing is, and … read more… SKIMS Launches Adaptive Line Leads to Ableism & Advocacy Uproar

Thank You to Coalfire Cyber Security


Published: Thursday March 16, 2023
ID: Alycia wearing green in her studio giving a keynote virtually.

?? A HUGE thank you to Coalfire Cyber Security for inviting me to speak last week! ?? A HUGE honor to be the keynote speaker celebrating Women’s History Month. ❤️ Loved sharing my speech on Disabling Ableism. The Modern Pathway to Inclusion ® ♡♡♡ Thank you to Anjna Mehta-Singh the queen of #DEI for believing in my message and … read more… Thank You to Coalfire Cyber Security

Facing Inclusion Triumphs and Struggles in Physical Education


Published: Tuesday March 14, 2023
Alycia and Tonya on stage with crowd behind us doing a selfie right before Alycia takes the stage.

Recently, I was invited to be the keynote speaker at the California Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (CAHPERD) state conference where I delivered my speech, Disabling Ableism: The Modern Pathway to Inclusion, to thousands of physical education instructors from all over the state. On receiving this booking request, it was an immediate … read more… Facing Inclusion Triumphs and Struggles in Physical Education

DEI + Accessibility as a Strategies


Published: Thursday March 9, 2023
Cartoon of disabled woman holding a clipboard that says without DEI + Accessibility you have exclusion.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) are strategies that promote representation & participation of everyone no matter our background. No matter where we come from, and no matter what intersections make up who each of us are individually (age, race, culture, disability & ability, genders, religions, and sexual orientations…all of it). Accessibility ensures that participation is … read more… DEI + Accessibility as a Strategies