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Episode 63: Diversity & Inclusion – Alycia Anderson

Episode 63 with Alycia Anderson just dropped today! In this episode, Alycia, a motivational speaker and diversity and inclusion advocate, informs on how companies within the multifamily industry can insure they are being inclusive to those who are disabled. She highlights the benefits of it and tells her own personal story as proof! Check it out below and take a listen!

https://lnkd.in/dXVsk9SA

#DONCON

I was invited to speak at #DonCon this weekend on inclusion and accessibility rights. The theory of inclusion of people with disabilities is not possible without access so this is a VERY important conversation . This is an event put on by our youth. High school and college leaders and change-makers!

#DONCON Mission:

“In the age of media and technology, the importance of youth engagement is greater now more than ever if we wish to create long and everlasting change. #DONCON: The Youth Power Conference is centered around providing not only a voice, but also resources, support, and a community to this country’s youth. DON CON aims to facilitate expanded awareness and preparedness for the turbulent climate we are all enduring. The conference will include engaging sessions on intersectionality, LGBTQ+ rights, feminism, accessibility rights, and a holistic analysis of civic responsibility.

Grateful to our youth for including disability in this most important conversation! I’m thrilled to be a part of it! ♥️

That’s a wrap!

That’s a wrap!

I had an amazing opportunity to partner with the team at Colorfool Films to shoot a short documentary film on my story and mission!

This a group of filmmakers who “believe stories change the world by telling stories in an authentic, cinematic and compassionate way to drive the biggest possible impact.”

YES PLEASE!

This was an amazing experience with absolutely wonderful people. To see their beautiful and award winning films please go to www.Colorfoolfilms.com

Finished product coming soon!!

Disability Pride Month

On the last day of #DisabilityPrideMonth I’m so PROUD to be me. I’m grateful for the journey and extremely hopeful for our future. I’m thankful for literally everything, every moment, every challenge overcome, every hardship, every beautiful opportunity I have been blessed with in this life to share #Possible.

“Together we can. Together we should. Together we will. If we are willing to try… together. This is #Inclusion

📷 Dan Wallisch

Happy 31st BDay ADA!

Today marks the 31st anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act from which I have been granted my wings to fly freely along side 61 million others in United States living with a disability in this life. 26% (1 in 4) adults in the United States have some type of disability.

#ADA one of the most comprehensive pieces of civil rights legislation in our histories past opening pathways for us to live our lives no matter how we change and grow over time!

Today and always I proudly honor, lift up and protect all of the beautiful power and opportunity that this legislation encompasses and offers each of us as Americans!

Happy 31st Birthday ADA! ♥️

If you can imagine it, anything is possible.

“Alycia, you can. Alycia, you should. Alycia, you will in this life. If you can imagine it, anything is possible. Now start believing and conquer the world for yourself and a tiny bit for me.” Love, Papa

This speech is my gift to you Papa. I hope you’re smiling down from heaven with pride, and I’m doing exactly what you always dreamed of for me. I love you.

This is my entry for #SpeakerSlam‘s Inspirational Speaking Competition for the theme of Fathers: The Men Who Shaped Us! The stakes are high and I’d love your support! Please take a second to watch my speech and leave a comment as it will count towards judging.

I will find out Wednesday at the EVENT with everyone else if I moved into the top 10 and placed in the competition.
Only 10 speakers will move forward to be seen in front of the judges for a chance to win a $5,000 prize package and an opportunity to compete at the Grand Slam for the title of Inspirational Speaker of the Year!

Please let me know your thoughts! Comments, likes and shares show helps towards judging to enter the next round on Wednesday!

Thanks so much!

My busiest week yet!

I had the pleasure of being a guest keynote speaker during Legend Managements Summer All Hands Meeting. I shared my story and inspired all to embrace diversity with an inclusive approach. This speech tops off speech #4, my busiest week yet on this dream of a journey I’m on. The magnitude of responsibility and opportunity in front of me, gifted by so many. Thanks for having me Legend Management Group #LegendaryLiving ♥️

Grateful for the love and feedback from the Team “Alycia’s story will continue to help shape Legend Management Group as not only an inclusive and diverse workplace, but also to keep us aware of all that we can gain by those we share differences with. Alycia is truly #LEGENDARY and we are grateful for her reminder to “see me for me.”

Illumination Proclamation

Thrilled to be co-hosting a “fireside chat” for the National Apartment Association, with my friend, Steve Wunch

Our session is titled “Illumination Proclamation: A Fireside Chat about Disability and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion” where we’ll discuss a multitude of topics around the DE&I universe, with a specific focus on the Americans With Disabilities Act, and the importance it played in the lives of the Disabled Community here in the US.

We would LOVE for you to join us for this FREE and INTERACTIVE (Q&A “live” Today with us!) ♥️