“Your application caught our attention, for so many different reasons. LOVED it and congratulations, you have been accepted to speak at this year’s TEDx South Lake Tahoe event!”
I did it! I have been invited to roll onto that big, beautiful, magical red dot, on the most prestigious speaking stage there is, the TEDx stage. A stage where “global thinkers gather to share ideas in hopes of changing attitudes, lives, and ultimately the world.”
This opportunity is a testament to setting goals and achieving your wildest dreams. No matter what you or society perceives your abilities to be, the possibilities are endless if you just try.
I will be delivering my talk: “Disabling Ableism: The modern pathway to inclusion.”
Differences are okay! The important thing is that we don’t favor one over the other, but celebrate each of us for our uniqueness. Ablesim is everywhere you turn. It’s ingrained in society so much so, it’s overlooked or goes unnoticed, but without recognizing ableism and its effects we will never fully understand what inclusion really means. When we disable ableism we truly begin to see people for people and then we value our differences bringing a broader outlook to our world, expanding possibilities for all!
Yesterday I was introduced at the Grace Hill event ” Cultivating Women Leaders in Multifamily” as a woman in leadership who is “breaking glass ceilings.” I was blown away with pride.
Glass Ceiling is a metaphor used to represent an invisible barrier that prevents a given demographic (typically applied to women) from rising beyond a certain level in a hierarchy. (Wikipedia)
To be among such an amazing group of women yesterday, panelists AND attendees and to be recognized in such a way and to be included in a metaphor of breaking barriers of high-achievement for women … humbling to say the least.
Every single day I have a chance to use my voice on a new stage and to show what is possible for not only all women, but especially for women with disabilities who CAN get the job done. I’m beyond grateful.
Thank you Grace Hill for giving me now two at bats and giving disability a VISIBLE seat at the table.
Humbled and honored to be included in this incredible panel of women leaders on March 11 at 3 PM EST for a webinar hosted by @wearegracehill: Cultivating Women Leaders in #Multifamily So timely in a month that celebrates Womens History Month! We will share what brought us to where we are now, and what we believe is still needed to support women leaders of the future.
I shared time yesterday with the @triphazard.usa Team. Invited as their speaker to share my “The Heart of Inclusion” message.TripHazard a concrete/asphalt company with many offerings, one being ADA projects by way of ramps, accessible parking, curved curbs & way more than I can intelligently speak too. Please check them out!
I realized when preparing for this session I had a rare opportunity to speak to a group that is literally “paving” the way into access of life for so many. I found myself emotionally connected deeply for so many reasons related to my past, present and future.
Every human being hopes to leave a positive mark on the world, no matter how big or small. In sharing my story, I am called to help broaden the lens in which we see and believe through. Providing a peek for those that are curious about how it is to live a life like mine, to show what is possible and that inclusion works! It all starts with caring about someone else.
Coming soon! I had a fun interview today with Brad Hammond on his new PodCast #lifelongcustomer We explored the art of building long lasting partner relationships! A topic close to my heart and why I love what I do so much! Making connections with YOU! And a BIG cherry on top, I got to share all the amazing things we all love about Knock ! A company I’m so happy and proud to be a part of ♥️
“Thank you so much for sharing your story Alycia! I laughed. I cried. I am so moved and inspired by you.” #ASU#grateful
Thank you so much Arizona State University, Shaping EDU Winter Games virtual event for having me as your keynote! Im literally in awe and so thankful that I have the honor to speak and share. This virtual event “calling all dreamers, doers and drivers” to join their international community of changemakers! I am SO obsessed with this positivity extremely proud to be to have a role in effecting change. What a great way to start 2021!
Happy New Year and a great wish of positivity and power and confidence and health and safety and amazing things for our future together in 2021! Im so proud of everyone for doing the very best that we could this year! Love and light and hugs from us to you! Happy 2021!