Anela is Bristol born and bred and was born with Congenital Glaucoma, although she had some sight until the age of 19. Anela grew up in a large family with her parents and 5 siblings, who have always encouraged and supported her to be independent and ambitious.
Anela started off in a specialist school in south Bristol before moving into mainstream education from the age of 11. She completed her GCSEs before going on to City of Bristol College where she got 3 A-levels in Law, Sociology and English. I then went onto study a 3 year Bachelors degree in English at The University of the West of England where she graduated with an Upper Second Class degree.
Since then she has kept busy with a variety of paid and voluntary roles and courses. These range from administration, event planning, public speaking, fundraising, campaigning, journalism, public relations and so on.
In her free time, Anela enjoys seeing family and friends, going to the cinema and the theatre, walking when the weather is nice, travelling, reading mostly romance novels and childrens’ books, listening to all types of music, shopping to indulge her love of fashion and looking after her home, which features an ever-evolving tropical aquarium!
Anela is looking forward to working with the Sight Loss Council to help make the necessary changes needed in her local community, to make it more accessible to for blind and partially sighted residents.