Tag: Accessibility

Pushing Forward with Alycia: Episode 7 – Intersectionality | Christina Rodriguez


Published: Thursday August 3, 2023
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Subscribe and listen on your favorite podcast player: Welcome to this inspiring episode Of “Pushing Forward with Alycia.” Our guest today is the dynamic Christina Rodriguez, founder of Latinas with Masters, an empowering network advancing the conversation on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). Christina talks about intersectionality, women empowerment, race, gender, sexual orientation, and disability. … read more… Pushing Forward with Alycia: Episode 7 – Intersectionality | Christina Rodriguez

Pushing Forward with Alycia: Episode 6 – Invisible Disability | Joze Piranian


Published: Thursday July 27, 2023
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Subscribe and listen on your favorite podcast player: Disability Pride Month In this episode of Pushing Forward with Alycia, we wind down Disability Pride Month by featuring inspirational Joze Piranian – a global speaker, trainer, and coach, and personal friend of Alycia’s. Joze champions inclusion and resilience, overcoming personal obstacles to become an acclaimed public … read more… Pushing Forward with Alycia: Episode 6 – Invisible Disability | Joze Piranian

Pushing Forward with Alycia Podcast has Officially Launched!


Published: Thursday July 6, 2023
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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!

Keynote Speaker at Wyoming Developmental Disabilities Conference


Published: Sunday June 11, 2023
Alycia wearing all black popping a wheelie in her wheelchair in an advertisement for Wyoming Developmental Disabilities Conference on June 8th.

Thank you so much Wyoming Developmental Disabilities Conference for inviting me to be a #KeynoteSpeaker and share my “Heart of Inclusion” message. What an incredible experience! The feeling of community and comorotery was infectious and I’m taking that energy with me! What a gift. Thank you!  What is the Wyoming Developmental Disabilities Conference? The WDDC is the … read more… Keynote Speaker at Wyoming Developmental Disabilities Conference

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

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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

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

“Accessibility is Human”


Published: Wednesday May 10, 2023
ID: Catarina wearing red with glasses and smiling. Brian wearing blue and smiling. Alycia wearing white with glasses smiling. On a shared webinar screen with.

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”

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