Alycia features Mindy Scheier, founder of Runway of Dreams and Gamut Management. Inspired by her son’s challenges, Mindy transitioned from a fashion designer to an advocate for inclusive fashion. Her mission led to collaborations with brands like Tommy Hilfiger, promoting adaptive fashion and emphasizing clothing’s role in fostering confidence and personal identity.
Subscribe and listen on your favorite podcast player: Welcome to Pushing Forward with Alycia, where we embrace the power of resilience, ambition, and conquering adversity. Our community believes in the boundless potential within every individual. Today, Marty, Alycia’s also disabled husband and road warrior, joins the podcast to share the challenges when traveling on an … read more… Episode 17 – Flight for Equality: Disabled Travelers Unite
By Marsten Anderson The Alycia Anderson Company Staff In the Modern World Destinations around the globe are becoming ever more accessible and the need for traveling by air for many has increased in frequency and necessity. Making your way through airports, security checkpoints, terminals, to your gates and eventually on to the plane can be daunting for … read more… Challenges of Navigating Airline Travel in a Wheelchair
I’m so excited to share episode #4 of Pushing Forward with Alycia. This episode focuses on DEI+Disability where I interviewed Beth Wiesendanger, Senior Manager of DEI at Etsy. If you are a #Diversity, #Equity & #Inclusion executive that is looking to become familiar with how disability falls within the DEI industry or you are a … read more… DEI + Disability with Etsy’s Beth Wiesendanger
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!
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
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
A great conversation about “Accessibility is Human” and how promoting the idea that accessibility is not just a technical issue, but a matter of human rights and inclusivity. Happy to be a part of this conversation and partner with Hummingbird Humanity and honored to share space with and learn from Catarina Rivera, MSEd, MPH, CPACC & Brian McComak, MSM, LGBTQ ❤️ … read more… “Accessibility is Human”
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
Language is POWERFUL! And YES, it definitely matters. Language is a fundamental part of our human connection and it shapes the way we think, perceive and interact with the world around us and others. The words we use to communicate and, and the way we use them, can have a profound impact on our relationships, … read more… “Can I say disability?”