Tag: Speaker

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

Kicking Off Disability Pride Month on the Pushing Forward with Alycia Podcast!


Published: Thursday July 6, 2023

In my latest episode, I’m keeping true to my mission of empowering change and disabling ableism by celebrating disability pride, and to kick off Disability Pride Month I’ll be discussing the significance of celebrating the passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act. I will be joined once again by my special guest, business partner and husband, Marty.  Together … read more… Kicking Off Disability Pride Month on the Pushing Forward with Alycia Podcast!

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

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

Accessibility in the workplace


Published: Tuesday April 11, 2023
heading of image says did you know alycia on stage with slide that says 98 percent of worlds top websites are not fully accessible

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

“Can I say disability?”


Published: Monday April 10, 2023
ID: Testimonial sent to Alycia that reads: Hi Alycia. Happy Friday! I wanted to share with you that, because of your speech and message at the conference, I've started using the word "disability" when speaking to teachers and parents. This is something new for me because, like many people, I was tip toe-ing around the word, not realizing that's actually perpetuating the negative stigma around disabilities.

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?”

Celebrating International Women’s Day with Western Asset Management 


Published: Wednesday March 8, 2023
ID: Alycia sitting in studio wearing purple giving speech "Intersectionality and Embracing Equity Through the Lens of Disability"

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”

Ableism is a myth, that typical abilities superior


Published: Monday February 13, 2023
ID: First photo Patrick Mahomes with referee bent over in pain from hurt ankle playing in the Super Bowl. Second photo Patrick Mahomes holding SuperBowl trophy after winning.

#Ableism is a myth, that typical abilities are superior over those with disabilities. Disability can be temporary, permanent, situational or onset. #Believe in #Possible ? #MondayMotivation #SuperBowl #SuperBowl2023 #Inclusion #Diversity #Intersectionality #RepresentationMatters #Goals #DisablingAbleism #Football #NFL #NFLNews @nfl #Disability #DisabilityAwareness #Adaptability #Adaptive #Sports @patrickmahomes

CAHPERD 2023 State Conference!


Published: Thursday February 9, 2023
ID: Alycia wearing all black sitting in wheelchair with dark blue marketing announcement of CAHPERD 2023 conference that says be sure to attend. Alycia session on disabling ableism.

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!