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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

International Women’s Day (IWD) – Disabled Women, Ableism and Sexism

Published: Wednesday March 8, 2023
Cartoon of woman in a wheelchair with flowers behind her hugging herself.

International Women’s Day (IWD) is a day we celebrate and acknowledge the women’s rights movement and highlight the inequities that still exist for women around the globe. In honoring the efforts of all women from around the globe who have been pushing forward the movement, this year’s theme is #EmbracingEquity. Approximately 300 million women around … read more

Ableism is a myth, that typical abilities superior

Published: Monday February 13, 2023
ID: First photo Patrick Mahomes with referee bent over in pain from hurt ankle playing in the Super Bowl. Second photo Patrick Mahomes holding SuperBowl trophy after winning.

#Ableism is a myth, that typical abilities are superior over those with disabilities. Disability can be temporary, permanent, situational or onset. #Believe in #Possible 🏆 #MondayMotivation #SuperBowl #SuperBowl2023 #Inclusion #Diversity #Intersectionality #RepresentationMatters #Goals #DisablingAbleism #Football #NFL #NFLNews @nfl #Disability #DisabilityAwareness #Adaptability #Adaptive #Sports @patrickmahomes

CAHPERD 2023 State Conference!

Published: Thursday February 9, 2023
ID: Alycia wearing all black sitting in wheelchair with dark blue marketing announcement of CAHPERD 2023 conference that says be sure to attend. Alycia session on disabling ableism.

I’m thrilled to be invited as a keynote speaker at CAHPERD 2023 State Conference! This is a full circle moment for me! My undergraduate degree is in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Adapted Physical Education so to say I’m excited to spend time “creating connections and building bridges” together with the California Association for Health, … read more

A picture worth a million words!

Published: Wednesday February 8, 2023
ID: Mama Cax proudly strutting down catwalks on her prosthetic leg with vibrant sun and moon and nature behind her.

Can you say a picture is worth a million words! WOW! In honor of Black History Month, Google’s Doodle recognizes Haitian American model and disability rights advocate Mama Cax. This is absolutely stunning imagery, depicting the diversity of identity and the many layers of intersectionality within the human experience. Mama Cax was a model and … read more

“Be the change you wish to see in the world”

Published: Tuesday February 7, 2023
ID: Alycia sitting in wheelchair with hand in hip, hair pulled back wearing a black shirt that says “ be the change your wish to see in the world”

“Be the change you wish to see in the world” Mahatma Gandhi This is not an easy task. It can be scary, especially when society has placed doubt on your community’s abilities through the millennia. Being intentional in your personal practice, and being brave in amplifying new ideas will over time create the change you … read more

Black History Month and the Disability Rights Movement

Published: Wednesday February 1, 2023
ID: Brad Lomax with Judith Heumann both disability rights advocates bit sitting in their wheelchairs. Brad holding a microphone speaking to the crowd.

Much of the achievements in impactful change for marginalized groups in America has been led by Black Americans with disabilities. The facts are the civil rights movement had a significant and direct impact on the advancements of the disability rights movement. This month as we honor #BlackHistoryMonth and its importance, let us remember to lift up Black Americans … read more

First Event of 2023!

Published: Thursday January 26, 2023
ID: Alycia wearing all back sitting in wheelchair crossing the street smiling with a keynote thank you, Alycia from FPI Management.

First event of 2023! I was invited to be the keynote speaker at FPI Management Connect Leadership Meeting where I delivered my talk on “Continuity of Human Connections.” Thank you from the bottom of my H.E.A.R.T., FPI Management for having me back!

Include Disability in 2023 DEI Strategies!

Published: Thursday January 19, 2023
Green image that says in white Include Disability in 2023 DEI Strategies?

Have you created space in your 2023 DEI strategies to include Disability? If not here are some reasons why you should: ️👉🏼Disability intersects with all identities that are traditionally included in DEI strategies such as Race and Ethnicity, Gender, Religion, Culture and Sexual Orientation. The effort benefits all of us! ️ 👉🏼15% of our global … read more