Personal Stories

Happy New Year!


Published: Thursday December 31, 2020
happy new year glasses

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!

Happy Holiday Season!


Published: Friday December 25, 2020
alycia unwrapping a christmas present of barbie doll in a wheelchair

On a year that we have all faced so many unknowns and wild uncertain days in our own personal ways. There have been for me and I would assume for a lot of us, a sliver lining that has propelled change, adapting, growth, belief and understanding in someone else. Where we maybe decide to shoot … read more

“I have always worked”


Published: Friday October 30, 2020
the cover of the new mobility magazine from may 1998 with alycia as a waitress and titled got a job

I have always worked My first job, the first waitress in a wheelchair. An experiment on inclusion WAY before inclusion was a thing. It took an openminded forward thinking company to embark on such a journey and a huge part, my willingness to try. I would stun my guests carrying 15 margaritas on my lap as I weaved through … read more

“The Heart of Inclusion”


Published: Tuesday September 8, 2020
alycia working at her cpu and a heart with the words the heart of inclusion

I was asked in an interview recently:  If our country went to a 4-day work week, how would you spend your 5th day? My Answer:I would use the extra time to write more, speak more, and share my story more. I feel a calling to be a role model in inclusion, diversity, and belonging. This is my … read more

Together let’s be change-makers!


Published: Thursday August 27, 2020
alycia sipping out of a cup that has the hashtag inclusion

Happy Women’s Equality Day, celebrating the passing of the 19th Amendment. Giving us our equal right as strong, independent, thoughtful, impactful women to vote, to be included, to be heard and to be counted! Together let’s be change-makers!

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


Published: Monday August 24, 2020
alycia snuggling with her dog milo

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. … read more

“Be the Change You Wish to See in the World”-Mahatma Gandhi


Published: Sunday July 26, 2020
alycia smiling wearing a t shirt that says be the change you wish to see in the world

On the 30th Anniversary of American’s with Disabilities Act, I’m thankful for the advocates that bravely crawled up the steps of the Capitol building when there was no access demanding to be seen and heard. Demanding for the equality of basic human rights for all. For them…I can go to work without being discriminated against and earn … read more

How can I overcome today?


Published: Wednesday July 15, 2020
alycia showing weights attached to her wrist smiling and getting ready for a workout

Decide you can. Decide you will. Decide to”push” through adversities that may seem unfair or impossible in the moment … EMPOWERS.

The foundation of my life.


Published: Sunday May 10, 2020
alycia as a young girl with her mother

“Do the best you can with what you are given and go for it with a smile” this the foundation of my life. A lesson from my parents early on. She was in heaven less that two years after this photo was taken. Her wish to my Dad that I grow to be a strong, … read more