At the age of four I contracted meningitis and experienced swelling on the brain. The trauma impacted my ability to read and write and following a formal assessment, I was identified as having dyslexia and dyspraxia.
Despite my dyslexia and dyspraxia identification, I’ve never given up and continue to pursue my passions, one of which is a Criminal Psychology degree at the Open University. As dyslexia works differently for everyone, understanding my own dyslexia inspired me to become a helpline advisor and events volunteer with Dyslexia Scotland, aiding with support to understanding the barriers of having a learning disability. I deliver valuable insights and guidance to individuals, from young children in education all the way to adults in the office.