We asked folks we admire to tell us about what they want their legacy to be. Check out their responses below.

Mark Roberts | Cinematographer

I hope my legacy is one of perspective. I try not to think of my work as capturing video so much as curating stories. In the end, even if the work is forgotten, I’ve always wished there would be a lasting impact. What can I show you that you’ve never seen before? Who can I introduce to you that might have never crossed your mind? Having those moments of discovery drives us forward. If my work has contributed to that momentum at all, I’d be happy with that legacy. Read more>>

Marissa Chastain | Director of Sales & Marketing | Vice President-Athens Pride + Queer Collective

My proudest accomplishment in my life is my relationships. The life-long friendships we have cultivated through years of working to improve communication, deepen understanding, and see each other fully are the most important thing to me. I hope to be remembered just as a person who showed empathy and kindness and sought to foster positive relationships with family, friends, and community. Read more>>

Dali Cortez | Freelance Artist & Game Dev

I want my legacy to help Trans Latine people feel seen. As the only Queer kid in an expansive Mexican family, I hid in the closet until I could live on my own. It was one thing to be Queer, another to be Trans. American assimilation took my joy in celebrating my culture. The process of creating each piece is liberating to reclaim that joy of not only loving what it tried to make me shun, but basking in each Trans person I drew. Happy, thriving, beautiful and different. Full of love and light. Read more>>

Tiah Tomlin-Harris | Advocate, Breast health educator & Engagement and outreach consultant

I hope that when I leave this place and people say my name or think of me, they will smile. They would think of the loving and caring person that I am. They would speak highly of me, telling the world that I was an example of what it means to walk in your purpose and leave this place empty. They would say, she truly was a change agent for our community and believed that no woman should walk the breast cancer journey alone. Read more>>