Tag: Accessibility

Episode 24: Runway of Dreams founder, Mindy Scheier

Published: Thursday December 7, 2023
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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.

Episode 22 – From Medical Malpractice to Champion Athlete: Dez Del Barba Shares His Incredible Story

Published: Thursday November 16, 2023
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In this episode, military veteran Dez Del Barba shares his story of surviving medical malpractice during basic training where he contracted streptococcus A that evolved into necrotizing fasciitis, leading to the amputation of his left leg. Despite enduring 43 surgeries and grueling therapy, Dez transformed his ordeal into a mission to advocate change in military healthcare and give back through his non-profit, Operation Dez Strong, aiding children facing amputations.

Episode 18 – A mother’s unbreakable bond: The Dani Izzie Story

Published: Thursday October 19, 2023
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Dani Izzie, a powerhouse woman who is also a quadriplegic, shares how she navigated the complexities of motherhood with unwavering determination, inspiring us all. Her remarkable journey, has been turned into a poignant documentary, Dani’s Twins, and it defies the misconceptions surrounding disability and parenthood. Dani champions inclusivity in the disability consumer marketplace through her pioneering venture, Access Social, a company that she has created to provide her digital marketing expertise to the world.

Episode 17 – Flight for Equality: Disabled Travelers Unite

Published: Thursday October 12, 2023
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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 airplane. Travel, for them, often requires sacrificing a … read more… Episode 17 – Flight for Equality: Disabled Travelers Unite

Challenges of Navigating Airline Travel in a Wheelchair

Published: Tuesday October 3, 2023
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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

Happy National Disability Employment Awareness Month!

Published: Monday October 2, 2023
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Happy National Disability Employment Awareness Month #NDEAM! Disability is a unique opportunity to showcase extraordinary abilities and redefine what it means to be awesome in the workplace. Empower yourselves and your employees with my microlearning series, Disabling Ableism. The modern pathway to inclusion.

Episode 15 – The Strength of Sisterhood 💪 | Meet Corinna, the Younger Sister ❤️

Published: Thursday September 28, 2023
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In this heartwarming episode of Pushing Forward with Alycia, join Alycia and her younger sister, Corinna Busciglio, as they journey down memory lane. Discover how sibling bonds, support, and unique perspectives have shaped their lives. A Tale of Two Sisters Explore the dynamic between Alycia, a motivational speaker advocating for disability inclusion, and her younger … read more… Episode 15 – The Strength of Sisterhood 💪 | Meet Corinna, the Younger Sister ❤️

Episode 14 – A Symphony of Resilience | Amy Wang-Hiller

Published: Thursday September 21, 2023
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Breaking Barriers with Music Get ready for an uplifting episode of “Pushing Forward with Alycia” as host Alycia Anderson welcomes the extraordinary Amy Wang-Hiller, a violin virtuoso who has transcended the boundaries of music and disability. Champion of Resilience Dive into Amy’s advocacy journey, where she fearlessly battles her genetic disorder, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, and Postural … read more… Episode 14 – A Symphony of Resilience | Amy Wang-Hiller

Episode 11 Transcript

Published: Thursday August 31, 2023
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Title:The Essence of Empathy | Michael Tennant Subtitle:The Essence of Empathy and Inclusivity with Michael Tennant Transcript: Alycia Anderson: Welcome to Pushing Forward with Alycia, a podcast that gives disability a voice. Each week we will explore topics like confidence, ambition, resilience and finding success against all odd. We are creating a collective community that … read more… Episode 11 Transcript