With Much Appreciation!
Kidunified™ is grateful for the keen interest and support of many folks! Thank you to all of the family, friends, parents, caregivers, children (including one very special child to me), mentors, professionals, and the all around curious people who have encouraged Kidunified to believe, to disrupt, and to be brave. Thank you so much!
Thank you for supporting Kidunified™ : )
I grew up with someone who was hiding a piece of themselves for fear of exclusion. A piece of themselves that they cannot change. I believe no one should feel they have to hide, that everyone should feel included -- that they belong.
There isn't just one reason I started Kidunified, there are more than a few.
I wanted my child to have a resource to look to that better reflects their community.
I wanted to stand up to the old fashioned representations of children that large toy companies continue to instil in society, into young, growing minds.
I wanted to create a resource for educators, parents, caregivers and kids, that allows for discussions to naturally take place.
And, I love puzzles. They are relaxing, engaging, satisfying, challenging and (in the Kidunified way) thought-provoking. For me, putting together a puzzle is an athletic-like experience for my brain. I love the feeling.
I am a parent, a partner, and an ally. Our lived experiences are unique, beautiful and broken. I will never know what it is like to live in someone else's life. However, I can listen to others. I can learn. And, I can strive to create better products for many folks to enjoy.
I believe we are: together, in brilliant pieces™ .
For my child and yours,
Ashley Ferraro Kizis
Founder + Social Entrepreneur | Kidunified™
Just a Few Wonderful Things about the Illustrator + Graphic Designer
Rhiannon White is a Guelph-based Illustrator, Graphic Designer and long lost relative of Peter Pan. She believes growing up doesn't mean growing out of finding magic in our daily lives. Rhiannon makes art in hopes of recreating and capturing some of this magic, and sharing it with others!
Rhiannon was thrilled at the opportunity of helping Kidunified™ create work that celebrates all kids! Being a neurodivergent artist/maker herself, she felt enormous gratitude creating alongside a company that values building and displaying a safe space for everyone.
If Rhiannon's not making art, you can find her cuddling her cat, drinking a warm cup of coffee, or on the hunt for the perfect sticker!