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

Lewnati | Artist & Creative

I’d like for people to remember me for my bravery, my fearlessness, & my determination. I’d like to go down in history as a man who not only believed in himself but the people around him as well. The savior of the broken. A mighty warrior who defeated his demons and all non-believers. A man of humility who preached strength in vulnerability and gave people hope. I want to be the example that anything is possible. Read more>>

Elizabeth Emmanuel | Judge

I want my legacy to be one that motivated others to believe in themselves and never give up. I want people to remember me as a person who will always fight for what is right and help others in realizing their full potential. Read more>>

Khetnu Nefer | Certified Holistic Health Practitioner & Founder of The Gullah Geechee Herbal Gathering

I want my legacy to be that I inspired Black women and the African American community at large to make healthier informed choices and that I provided them with quality, affordable and life changing services, products and events, like the Gullah Geechee Herbal Gathering. I want people to remember that this passionate, caring and courageous Gullah Geechee woman/holistic health practitioner did what she could to be a resource and a beacon of holistic health and wellness for her community so that they knew why being healthy was important and how to create their own unique healing journey. Read more>>

Kira Annalise | One half of The Waymores – With Willie Heath Neal

We want our songs to make someone feel something. Maybe feel better about whatever they’re going through. If it’s a sad song that we wrote, we want the listener to be able to say “they’re sadder than me and they got through it.” If it’s a fun song we wrote, we want the audience to be having fun. We think our live shows have a good mix of fun moments and touching moments. We’ve laughed with so many of our fans and we’ve commiserated with some of them, too! What you see on stage and hear in the recordings is authentic and we want to be known for that. We’ve lived, in one way or another, every song that we record and mostly every song that we perform. We’ve had the very rare experience of creating bonds with so many people through the channel of music and we will forever be connected to each and every one of them. Being remembered for something like authenticity and relatability doesn’t seem like a lot, but to us, it’s all that matters. Read more>>

Josh B. | Hip Hop Artist & Youth Leader

Every time my name is mentioned I would want it to be mentioned in the same context as “IMPACTFUL”. I’ve always had that “take lead” mentality. In this world we live in now we have enough people steering our next generation in the wrong direction and it has to stop! Their souls as well as mines are so precious to my heart and is important to me. I truly believe my assignment here on EARTH is not to just make music people can ride to but more importantly make an impact through my music revealing the authenticity in me. Read more>>

Patrice Meadows | Pastor and School Founder

I want my legacy to be a life lived in service to others. Everything I build is to make the lives of people better. Whether through ministry, coaching, mentoring or education, my mission is for people to reach their full potential. I want people to remember that I loved hard, served passionately and enhanced the lives of everyone I came in contact with. Read more>>

Rachel Sprecher | Partnerships and Development Executive

It sounds cliche but I would like my legacy to be that I left my community, or the world, if you will, better than I found it. I want people to remember me for being reliable, dependable and that I did what I said I was going to do. Most importantly I want to be remembered for treating everyone the same–from the CEO of a Fortune 500 company to the Administrative Assistant. Read more>>