Personal Stories

Happy Holiday Season!

Published: Friday December 25, 2020
alycia unwrapping a christmas present of barbie doll in a wheelchair

On a year that we have all faced so many unknowns and wild uncertain days in our own personal ways. There have been for me and I would assume for a lot of us, a sliver lining that has propelled change, adapting, growth, belief and understanding in someone else. Where we maybe decide to shoot … read more

ICO Companies – “Adapting to Change Event”

Published: Friday November 20, 2020
alycia at her desk preparing to deliver a speech to ico companies

Being invited to speak at ICO Companies end of year summit with a theme of “Adapting to change” I love this. It ties in so well with my message on inclusion and is something that  I have had to do and overcome my entire life which is adapt to an ever changing world.   And when I … read more

FPI Management -Virtual HEART Summit

Published: Tuesday November 17, 2020
alycia on monitor with slide the heart of inclusion

Yesterday was awesome! I was invited to speak in front my multifamily family at FPI Management, Virtual Heart Summit, where I delivered my “Heart of Inclusion” speech for the first time! Grateful for the opportunity and so beyond grateful for literally each one of them! The LOVE is real! ❤️ It was truly an honor … read more

“I have always worked”

Published: Friday October 30, 2020
the cover of the new mobility magazine from may 1998 with alycia as a waitress and titled got a job

I have always worked My first job, the first waitress in a wheelchair. An experiment on inclusion WAY before inclusion was a thing. It took an openminded forward thinking company to embark on such a journey and a huge part, my willingness to try. I would stun my guests carrying 15 margaritas on my lap as I weaved through … read more

Grace Hill – All Hands Meeting “Inclusivity Removes Invisibility”

Published: Saturday October 24, 2020
collage of alycia pictures

This has been a week to remember. Two speeches, in my own industry, in front of my peers and a successful jam packed work week. I’m overwhelmed with gratitude. Today I was asked to speak at GraceHill’s all hands meeting to celebrate National Disability Employment Month…an absolute honor beyond words. A quick 25min speech. And … read more

“The Empowerment of a Diverse and Inclusive Workplace”

Published: Wednesday October 21, 2020
apartment association metro denver logo

3…2…1…action! Looking forward to spending some time virtually for a keynote at the Apartment Association of Metro Denver FORWARD: 2020 HYBRID Education Conference and Trade Show this week! My next speaking opportunity on “The Empowerment of a Diverse and Inclusive Workplace!” Excited to speak in front of my peers, in an industry I have found … read more

Living Inclusion in a Diverse World

Published: Friday October 2, 2020
alycia in juvo hub logo episode 13 podcast

I had the great privilege to be interviewed on the JuvoHub podcast. This podcast’s goal is to promote career growth and self-education in the property management realm. We discussed diversity, inclusion, and the responsibility that leaders have in the work-force and in life. We need to begin to strip away the barriers and get to the heart … read more

“The Heart of Inclusion”

Published: Tuesday September 8, 2020
alycia working at her cpu and a heart with the words the heart of inclusion

I was asked in an interview recently:  If our country went to a 4-day work week, how would you spend your 5th day? My Answer:I would use the extra time to write more, speak more, and share my story more. I feel a calling to be a role model in inclusion, diversity, and belonging. This is my … read more

Together let’s be change-makers!

Published: Thursday August 27, 2020
alycia sipping out of a cup that has the hashtag inclusion

Happy Women’s Equality Day, celebrating the passing of the 19th Amendment. Giving us our equal right as strong, independent, thoughtful, impactful women to vote, to be included, to be heard and to be counted! Together let’s be change-makers!

“It’s these quiet personal triumphs that give strength”

Published: Monday August 24, 2020
alycia snuggling with her dog milo

Most people assume the tough part of my life is that I will never, ever walk. That a full and happy life is defined by walk vs roll. And though pushing through life instead of skipping has it’s challenges and unforeseen obstacles on the regular, this is actually often the interesting part of my life. … read more