Thank you Western Asset Management for inviting me to be a part of your celebration of #InternationalWomensDay and for showing up with a commitment to #EmbraceEquity not only for women but also the many intersections of identity we encompass including disability! ID: Alycia sitting in studio wearing purple giving speech “Intersectionality and Embracing Equity Through the Lens of Disability”
I’m thrilled to be invited as a keynote speaker at CAHPERD 2023 State Conference! This is a full circle moment for me! My undergraduate degree is in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Adapted Physical Education so to say I’m excited to spend time “creating connections and building bridges” together with the California Association for Health, … read more… CAHPERD 2023 State Conference!
Can you say a picture is worth a million words! WOW! In honor of Black History Month, Google’s Doodle recognizes Haitian American model and disability rights advocate Mama Cax. This is absolutely stunning imagery, depicting the diversity of identity and the many layers of intersectionality within the human experience. Mama Cax was a model and … read more… A picture worth a million words!
“Be the change you wish to see in the world” Mahatma Gandhi This is not an easy task. It can be scary, especially when society has placed doubt on your community’s abilities through the millennia. Being intentional in your personal practice, and being brave in amplifying new ideas will over time create the change you … read more… “Be the change you wish to see in the world”
Much of the achievements in impactful change for marginalized groups in America has been led by Black Americans with disabilities. The facts are the civil rights movement had a significant and direct impact on the advancements of the disability rights movement. This month as we honor #BlackHistoryMonth and its importance, let us remember to lift up Black Americans … read more… Black History Month and the Disability Rights Movement
First event of 2023! I was invited to be the keynote speaker at FPI Management Connect Leadership Meeting where I delivered my talk on “Continuity of Human Connections.” Thank you from the bottom of my H.E.A.R.T., FPI Management for having me back!
Have you created space in your 2023 DEI strategies to include Disability? If not here are some reasons why you should: ️??Disability intersects with all identities that are traditionally included in DEI strategies such as Race and Ethnicity, Gender, Religion, Culture and Sexual Orientation. The effort benefits all of us! ️ ??15% of our global … read more… Include Disability in 2023 DEI Strategies!
The last few years I have chosen a Word Of The Year! This word has proven to drive growth personally and professionally. It keeps me motivated and on track. It is what I use to craft my daily/weekly affirmations and tasks to complete. It’s my goal off the box. It’s a path forward to reach for my … read more… 2023 #Amplify!
What a way to close my 2022 speaking tour! Last week in Memphis at The DEI Summit 2022 was EVERYTHING. American CivilRights History, culture, learning, food, music, travel, and NETWORKING! In attendance DEI practitioners, DEI executives, experts and thought leaders in the DEI space from companies like Google, Hyatt Hotels Corporation, Victoria Secret s, NBCUniversal, Detroit Pistons, Siemens, Delta Air Lines, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital etc…the list is long and impressive to say the … read more… The DEI Summit 2022!
Thanks so much Red Hat Diverse Abilities DEI Team and the Red Hatters that attended my Disabling Ableism MicroLearning Series (5 sessions) designed to introduce the inherent benefits of disability inclusion lessons. on #Ableism, #LanguageMatters, #Accessibility, #Innovation and more! Red Hat is the world’s leading provider of enterprise open source solutions! Definitely check them out! ?? It was super apparent that Red Hats commitment to hire creative, passionate people … read more… Thanks Red Hat Technologies + Diverse Abilities DEI Team!