Boss of Me

About BOM

What is BOM?

BOM is teens helping other teens dial down the drama in relationships.  We know that whether you're just kickin it, figuring out how you feel, if you're in like or deep in love, things get complicated. BOM can help.

Who are the BOM Ambassadors

An ambassador is an authorized messenger or representative. We are regular teens who have been selected to promote the BOM message.  BOM Ambassadors are here to help you deal with the trials and tribulations of being in a relationship. We attend weekly workshops and trainings about healthy and unhealthy relationships so we understand the topic from a professional perspective and we know where you're coming from. We have all been through and seen good and bad relationships and we know how hard it is to keep yours solid even before you bring in MySpace, Facebook, AIM and all that. This page introduces you to the people that are answering your questions. Check us out and feel free to ask questions anytime.

Meet the Ambassadors

Mario
Mario

My name is Mario, I'm 19 years old.  I became part of the BOM campaign in March 2009.  I feel that BOM is relevant to every young person seeking happiness in their relationship.  Being the Boss of Me means that no matter what, you have control over yourself and emotions.

 

Shakiyla
Shakiyla

I am going on 18 years old. I consider myself the glue to B.O.M. You know the person who can always make you feel better no matter what mood you are in; well that is me. I have been a health intern for over a year now and one of the original B.O.M Ambassadors. To me being the BOM means I have control over myself and my relationships.

 

Lucia
Lucia

I am 17 years old and my name is Lucia.  The BOM411 campaign that has taken a combination of so many teenagers from different backgrounds to finally create is one of great importance.  To me BOM411 is finally an opportunity for youth to rise letting everyone realize that domestic abuse is not the only abuse out there; Teen dating violence is far too common and is not acceptable.   The campaign is working on primary prevention—preventing the issue before it begins and it is setting the frame work for teenagers and adults alike to understand what a positive relationship actually is.

 

Elaina
Elaina

"Life is about trusting your feelings and taking chances, losing and finding happiness, appreciating the memories, learning from the past, and realizing people change"

Nice to meet you my name is Elaina. I have been working with BOM since the very beginning. BOM deals with situations that happen in teen relationships everyday.I am a freshman at the University of California Riverside. I am a philosopher; I like to see the beauty in the ugliness of the world. Mistakes are made and they are a part of life. Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can awake and make a new ending. I am a complex individual but I can say once you meet me there will never be a boring moment.

 "Love... Why does it hurt? Why does it ache? Maybe because we love too much and too deep that sometimes we forget to keep a little for ourselves...sad but true"

 

De’Shawn
De’Shawn

My name is De'Shawn and I'm 17.  I got involved in BOM because I like shattering the stereotype that boys don't care about healthy relationships.  Being the Boss of Me means being in control of your own actions and the choices you make.

 

Ti’Ara
Ti’Ara

Hello my name is Ti'Ara.  I am 17 years old. I became involved in BOM because I was interested in unhealthy relationships.  Being a health advocate gives us an opportunity to get our voices heard and to share our knowledge with other teens who don't really know about unhealthy relationships.  The definition of BOM to me is not only being the boss of yourself but emotional self-regulation,which means taking responsibility for your own actions.

 

Monica
Monica

Hey, what's up my name is Monica.  I'm 18 years old am I'm from West Oakland.  I've only been a youth advocate for about 3 months. Even though it's only been a short amount of time BOM is important to me.  I wanted to be a part of BOM because I have been in unhealthy relationships and I don't want to repeat the same mistakes. I would like to help other people simply because I know firsthand how it feels.  BOM means that you shouldn't let a person try to run your life, and you shouldn't ever feel pressured to do anything. 

 

Maya
Maya

I am 17 years old and I'm going into my senior year at Berkeley High. I've been a peer health advocate for a little over a year and a BOM Ambassador for the past 5 months. Being the Boss of Me means being able to make my own decisions and think for myself.  It is important for everyone to know their self worth and value, especially when it comes to relationships.  BOM is important to me because it gives help and answers to questions that everyone has.

 

Larissa
Larissa

My name is Larissa and I'm 17 years old. I've been working on the BOM campaign for the past few months and my definition of BOM is having control of your feelings. I decided to get involved with this because I wanted to learn how to control my feelings and help people make the right choice in their relationships.