Throughout primary school and most of secondary school, my condition was ignored despite constant contact from my parents to my schools. When my condition was finally noticed, I was mostly told not to study certain school subjects and not to study Law at university because my eyesight would make it too difficult.
I am now 22 years old and graduated with a Law degree from the University of Glasgow in 2018. Since then, I have completed a postgrad in Professional Legal Practice.
My career goal is to become a human rights lawyer, fighting for the rights of those with disabilities. I devote most of my spare time to causes which I care about. I have worked with, and continue to work with, refugees, the LGBT+ community, those with visual impairments, and victims of sexual violence.
I also set myself intense personal challenges. For example, in 2015, I climbed Kilimanjaro to raise money for a children’s charity and became a Team Leader for one of the charity’s subsequent trips. When I was 14, I achieved a black belt in kickboxing and came third in the World Association of Kickboxing Organisations Scottish Open in 2013.
Despite the difficulties of being partially sighted, I have never let it hold me back. I took up opportunities for support during university and have worked hard to cope with life with a disability. Anything is possible!