Category: Blog

Kicking Off Disability Pride Month on the Pushing Forward with Alycia Podcast!

Published: Thursday July 6, 2023

In my latest episode, I’m keeping true to my mission of empowering change and disabling ableism by celebrating disability pride, and to kick off Disability Pride Month I’ll be discussing the significance of celebrating the passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act. I will be joined once again by my special guest, business partner and husband, Marty.  Together … read more… Kicking Off Disability Pride Month on the Pushing Forward with Alycia Podcast!

Pushing Forward with Alycia Podcast has Officially Launched!

Published: Thursday July 6, 2023
introducing your host alycia

In honor of all that is going on with my Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Accessibility Business and in celebration of Disability Pride Month, I have officially launched my podcast, Pushing Forward with Alycia! This podcast is a passion project of mine that has come to fruition through many long hours in collaboration with esteemed members … read more… Pushing Forward with Alycia Podcast has Officially Launched!

Intersectionality, Ableism, and Breaking the Glass Ceiling

Published: Thursday June 1, 2023
Alycia sitting on a picnic bench wearing a yellow jacket and black pants with her wheelchair next to her.

26% of people have a disability (1 in 4 Americans), yet it’s estimated that less than 6% of the national housing supply is designed to be accessible. Recognizing the relationships that exist between disability, intersectionality, and the glass ceilings that have yet to be broken in multifamily and the workplace are important concepts to understand … read more… Intersectionality, Ableism, and Breaking the Glass Ceiling

2022 EBRG Program of the Year

Sodexo post screenshot of award

Awarded 2022 Employee Business Resource Group (EBRG) Program of the Year for delivering my DEI Educational Speech –  Intersectionality through the Lens of Disability to Sodexo, a leader in: food, facilities management, and workplace & technical management services with 412,000 employees globally. EBRG Group Award Program of the Year “SOAR invited Inclusion Superwoman Alycia Anderson … read more… 2022 EBRG Program of the Year

Global Accessibility Awareness Day GAAD 2023

Published: Thursday May 18, 2023
fingers shifting dice to spell accessibility

In honoring and celebrating Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), I would like to reflect on a recent question I was asked in an interview with Hummingbird Humanity about how to define accessibility.  The answer is simple but profound. Accessibility is freedom, it’s independence, and it’s EVERYTHING that ableism is not.  Spending the past few years … read more… Global Accessibility Awareness Day GAAD 2023

Give Disability a Voice

Published: Monday May 15, 2023
alycia sitting at a table outside with a cup of coffee and her wheelchair next to her she is wearing white with her hair down

Recently I spoke virtually to a group of disabled women (my peers / my sisters) at the Boundless Babe Society that was created to help women with disabilities all over the world learn to level up in life. Being among others that look like me and understand me because they too are living the challenges … read more… Give Disability a Voice

Mothers Day

Published: Sunday May 14, 2023
ID: Alycia and her mom in a wedding pushing her wheelchair down a rocky road carrying flowers

This is my mom, Marsha. She is the most beautiful woman ever. I may be biased but I’m pretty sure she is. She was pregnant in this photo with my brother Nicholas. Regina (my twin) and I were just 5 years old. Shortly after “Nick” was born she was diagnosed with leukemia and one year … read more… Mothers Day

Disabling Ableism

Published: Wednesday May 3, 2023
Alycia wearing pink sitting in wheelchair holding black picture frame that says disabling ableism the modern pathway to inclusion.

#Ableism is a prejudice that leads to a discrimination against people with disabilities. It is based on the belief that “typical abilities” are superior. It shows up in pity, exclusion, stigmas, neglect, stereotyping, bias, language, microaggressions and lack of accessibility to the resources and opportunities for people with disabilities. Ableism perpetuates the marginalization of individuals with disabilities and … read more… Disabling Ableism

Accessibility in the workplace

Published: Tuesday April 11, 2023
heading of image says did you know alycia on stage with slide that says 98 percent of worlds top websites are not fully accessible

Accessibility in the workplace creates an environment where employees with disabilities can access and participate. This includes things such as physical accessibility, providing accessible entrances, restrooms, and workstations, as well as technological accessibility, providing assistive technology and accessible digital content. Accessibility at work is not only a legal requirement under the Americans with Disabilities Act … read more… Accessibility in the workplace