How & Why
The story behind Be Like You begins with a focused, determined young man with a strong work ethic raising two toddler girls. If you guessed that man is Sim & Fetu's dad and they are the little girls, you guessed right. This trio are San Diego natives and dad was focused on ensuring they would be loved, strong, and respectable, understanding the value of their worth and family values. So he purposefully included family and culture into their lives. When you hear the cliche "it takes a village" it's true...in their case, this was a big part of their lives.
Sim and Fetu grew up very close and agree they had their sibling "growing pains" as they laugh about it today. Those growing pains would bring these two together and forge a strong bond as they would grow into adult life, rooting for each other through life and special moments/celebrations.
Fast forward, Sim became a cosmetologist, married and had twin girls. Fetu married, went through serving her community through AmeriCorps and opened her wedding/event planning business. Sim currently is a hair/makeup artist, Fetu sold her business and is currently a photographer, stylist & life empowerment coach.
In Fetu's capacity as a life empowerment coach, she discussed bullying with a colleague, related to frequent conversations with Sim about bullying that was occurring with Sim's daughters. Fetu shared with her colleague how bullying started in elementary school for her and carried into high school, until it was so bad she changed schools her senior year. Sim & Fetu discussed the severity of today's bullying and it ignited them to be on a mission to do something about it, to "flip the script" and empower our youth to believe in who they are as individuals, to embrace others, to learn to be more connected and educate our communities about bullying, bring awareness of the effects, consequences and solutions. Thus, Be Like You was born October 1, 2018 and going strong, officially a non-profit 501(c)(3), spreading the "buzz" of positive and empowering messages through events, educational presentations & their brand suited for all ages and all individuals.