Merel Bakker (32) is a writer, a mindfulness expert and an advocate of making reading, books, happiness and self-confidence accessible to all. Especially to those with dyslexia and those in need.

With her monthly live show at Mom TV, her blog at the Huffington Post and her children's book "Maks & Mila On a Special Journey" with free SECRET SUITCASE app, she reaches out to parents, teachers and children, by raising awareness and giving practical tools and tips.

“Reading and learning are fundamental rights, just like being Happy and Confident. Both are also skills that can be learned, and it’s my mission to make these skills accessible to all."

For more information on Merel Bakker and the Maks & Mila books visit: www.maks-mila.com