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“This is Freedom” brand aims to inspire children to not only find their voice but to also empower them to be the change they wish to see in the world.


This is Freedom children’s book series relays messages of compassion, leadership, and team work while also educating young readers on the crucial topic of animal captivity.


Aside from the intent to spread awareness to newer generations, This is Freedom brand ultimately aspires to seek change by giving a voice to the voiceless.

About The Author

Katherine Barralaga is a Florida-based children’s book author.

Katherine Barralaga is a Florida-based children’s book author, educator, entrepreneur, and animal-rights activist.
Katherine graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelors in Communication Sciences and Disorders in 2016. She is an educator for children with a variety of disabilities.
Aside from teaching, some of Katherine’s other certifications include yoga instruction, meditation, and pranic healing.
The spark for Katherine’s activism and book-writing was ignited by her passion for both equality and spreading awareness. She is the author of the upcoming series entitled “This is Freedom”.
Her other interests include health, fitness, travel, and personal growth.

Cesar Rico  Encarnacion


Cesar Rico Encarnacion is an illustrator, entrepreneur, and wildlife enthusiast. Known to some peers as the “animal encyclopedia” his passion to investigate both habitats and behaviors of all species formulated his love for art. Aside from Cesar’s freelance illustration, he is also a Florida-based contractor for decorative concrete and epoxy flooring. He is an aspiring wildlife photographer and vlogger. Other passions of his include dance, percussion, piano, and kayaking through Florida mangroves.

Imane Bahni Stevens

Graphic design Illustrator

Imane Bahni Stevens is a multi-talented Illustrator and artist as well as an interior and graphic designer. She is currently Morocco-based entrepreneur who does freelance work both locally and internationally. She graduated from the Higher School of Fine Arts of Casablanca with a specialization in interior design in 2016.
Some of her international projects include locations such as Italy, Sweden, and several states in the USA such as California and Florida. Her passion for art and design was birthed by her love for helping others bring their ideas to life.
Aside from Imane being creatively driven. She finds most inspiration and solace through nature and gardening where she observes textures, colors, and the harmonic beauty of both plant and wildlife.