Personal Stories

COMING SOON: Disabling Ableism

Published: Friday August 20, 2021
picture taken from behind alycia delivering her tedx south lake tahoe speech to the crowd

“Everything you’ve ever wanted is sitting on the other side of fear.” George Addair  A very good friend of mine has been reminding me of this all year. POWERFUL. In this I have made very deliberate and intentional choices to push through my many fears to uncover what might be on other side and it’s … read more

That’s a wrap!

Published: Sunday August 1, 2021
masha filming alycia in her short my story documentary

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 … read more

Disability Pride Month

Published: Friday July 30, 2021
very young alycia hitting a ball with her tennis racquet over a net

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. … read more

Happy 31st BDay ADA!

Published: Monday July 26, 2021
alycia holding her hands above her head in front of a mural of wings painted on a wall

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 … read more

If you can imagine it, anything is possible.

Published: Saturday June 26, 2021
speaker slam inspirational speaker logo

“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 … read more

“Inclusion …Imagine Possible!”

Published: Thursday June 24, 2021
alycia displayed on a laptop screen pointing at a picture of john lennon painted by her father

“Inclusion …Imagine Possible!” Art by Peter Busciglio (my Papa)♥️Speech by Alycia Anderson (me) ☺️ Next week is go time! Competition Theme: Fathers. The men who shaped us!! Speaker Slam LA #Inclusion#Imagine#Possible

I am competing at Speaker Slam!

Published: Wednesday June 9, 2021

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  … read more

Exercise therapy!

Published: Thursday May 6, 2021
alycia in excersise clothes pointing at a big hill behind her

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 … read more


Published: Sunday February 14, 2021
alycia smiling making a heart shape with her hands

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, … read more

I get asked a lot: What is your platfrom messaging?

Published: Sunday January 24, 2021
heart of inclusion diagram drawing

Fun to share the imagery created from my session two weeks ago when I spoke at ASU ShapingEDU Winter Games Event! A great visual of some key components of my “The Heart of Inclusion” talk! Art by Graphic Recording Studio