Shiela's background includes 20 years of experience working around accessibility and inclusion in community development and social research. This work has often been with refugee and asylum seeker communities, and/or with a focus on the Black lived experience in the UK.
Shiela is also a published writer and theatre and community arts ambassador, promoting theatre and arts for all.
"As a Black, working-class, disabled woman, I have multiple layered identities which make me explore and use my lived experience to challenge bias. My aim is to provide a supportive platform for marginalised and seldom heard voices."