Category: Blog

I am competing at Speaker Slam!

I am so proud to announce that I am competing at Speaker Slam: The Online Speaking Competition. The theme of the event is Fathers: The Men Who Shape Us! My Father, my Papa challenged me to be brave. He guided me in seeing clearly the endless possibilities we are offered as we overcome life’s biggest  […]

Alkami Technology Speaker Series

I delivered my “Heart of Inclusion” speech to Alkami Technology yesterday during their Speaker Series. On top of that they offered to donate to a charity of my choice keeping true of their mission of “transform ordinary into extraordinary” and progressing forward DE&I! Ability360, is an organization that provides exceptional adaptive sports and fitness programs […]

Proud to be a part of the Baddie B club!

I had the incredible opportunity to be a guest on the Badass Basic Bitch podcast! This Podcast is EVERYTHING!! It truly is a platform for celebrating women and showcasing life’s possibilities! This podcast highlights “ordinary women doing extraordinary things.” To to be invited was very cool! I got to discuss things I don’t normally speak […]

I’m ready for you big red dot.

Twenty years ago I left my home in Southern California moving far away from everything I knew: my family, my medical team, the comfortable safe environment that I had mastered my independence in, and I even left Marty (which was the hardest part) to find my true self and to forge the roots of my […]

Exercise therapy!

I was asked the other day in an interview “Alycia how do you stay grounded with all that you have going on.” Easy, I strap weights on my wrists, turn up the tunes and I “PUSH” hard straight up as many hills as I can possibly find for an hour at least. Equaling a clear […]

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

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. […]