ABOUT

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We are three Mums’ who saw a problem with society and decided it’s time to change it…

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VISION

An inclusive society; where diversity is valued and all children have the opportunity to realize their rights and reach their full potential.

BELIEVE
  • Every child has the right to participate in all aspects of social, educational and community life on an equal basis to others.
  •  An inclusive society is one that values and promotes the diversity of human life.
  • Governments have the responsibility to uphold the rights of all children as articulated in the Convention on the Rights of the Child and
    the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

A little bit about us

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Míša Alexander is a mother of three boys, one of whom is on the Autism Spectrum. Inspired by the need for more inclusive schools and communities, she co-created and illustrated Fergus & Delilah, a children’s book changing a generation’s view on disabilities.

Míša is Canadian born, but has lived on the Northern Rivers of NSW since 1997. She has worked as graphic designer & illustrator for over 20 years in various studios around Australia as well as internationally for the United Nations as part of the Electoral Commision in East Timor & Afghanistan.

Human rights has always interested her and now having a child with a disability she feels more compelled to take action and make a change in our society. Misa has now embarked on completing her Masters in Human Rights.

Erin Knutt also moved to Australia from Canada 8 years ago settling in Byron Bay, NSW where she completed her Primary Teaching Degree. Erin has been working with children over the last 15 years in a variety of settings including, coaching sporting teams, instructing at outdoor education facilities, teaching English in a remote school in Thailand, teaching in Primary schools and during the last three years teaching in the Special Needs Department of a local High School. Throughout this time Erin has enjoyed using her love of writing and her vivid imagination to create stories for the children she teaches to enjoy and learn from. Erin is now married and has a two little kids to chase around.

Kate also moved to Australia from Canada 8 years ago settling in Byron Bay, NSW where she completed her Primary Teaching Degree. Erin has been working with children over the last 15 years in a variety of settings including, coaching sporting teams, instructing at outdoor education facilities, teaching English in a remote school in Thailand, teaching in Primary schools and during the last three years teaching in the Special Needs Department of a local High School. Throughout this time Erin has enjoyed using her love of writing and her vivid imagination to create stories for the children she teaches to enjoy and learn from. Erin is now married and has a two little kids to chase around.

How it all began…

In 2016 we started a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds to publish a children’s book that would change a generation’s view of disabilities. Backed by ING Direct, and the generous donations from friends, family and strangers we raised over $12,000. Enough to publish 2000 books and donate the book to over 300 schools! This was our crowdfunding campaign video.