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

Meech Jennings: Photographer

I want my legacy to be about sharing resources, unconditional love, and impacting others in positive ways, always. Without the ability to love others unconditionally, sharing resources nor impacting others would be possible. Any opportunity given to me is not just for me but for those I love and support too. I’ve learned that simply mentioning someone’s name in a room can allow a door to open for them. Hate doesn’t get anyone far so doing everything in love is huge to me. Putting someone else on won’t diminish what you have to offer, it only elevates you and your character. That’s what I represent. It’s so important to me that people remember that I’m not a role model but I’m human. I’ve had ups and downs but I smile through everything because I know I’ll prevail. I want people to remember that my joy and unconditional love is everything that I am and what keeps me positive in life. I want my life to be an example to myself but still serve as inspiration to those around me to be even better than what I am. Read more>>

Kimball Walker Jr: Boxer, Model, & Actor

I want my legacy to make believe they can do anything in life. That it’s possible to make something from nothing and have a impact on people lives around you. I want people to remember how positive I was no matter the situation was because the universe always figure things out. There’s no reason to stress in life, through the good and bad life will always be ok. I want people to remember about me that I always viewed life in a different perspective and it took me a long way. I made myself comfortable in the uncomfortable situations which helped me to grow into the person I am now. I want my legacy to change how people look at their life because life is beautiful in all aspects and you can create your reality. That you are more powerful than you think you are. I want people to remember that if I can do it, you can too. Read more>>

Darryl Peoples: Fashion Designer

As a designer I thrive to make every client that I come in contact with feel important. An inspirational quote that I live by is from the great Maya Angelou which states: “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” My legacy is being authentic. I believe in being transparent and not only celebrate the good,but also the bad. For years I’ve suffered from depression, social anxiety and I was considered to be “suicidal.” There were many days I felt as if my days were numbered in the matter of my on hands. I took it upon myself to seek professional help. I was able to get control of my mental health and also inspire others. I want to be remembered as someone who took the step in the right direction to break the stigma of mental health. Read more>>

Treble NLS: Multifaceted Creative Entrepreneur & Producer, Head Teaching Artist at 1Hood Media

I want my legacy to be NLS. I want to remind the world to Never Lose Sight of the possibilities. I want to inspire people to utilize their creativity in ways that keeps them up to Next Level Shit. I want people to look at me as an example of how to maintain light and love even when there’s No Love Spared. I want to invite a Next Level Spirit to take over the process of life, and help people realize the power we have as divine individuals. I want people to remember that I was never afraid to be myself. I want people to remember how my music made them feel. I want people to remember how much of my heart went into every piece of art. I want generations to remember the jewels I drop in my music. I want the sentiments to be timeless enough to still apply 30 years later. I want to create the opportunities for myself that will help me to create opportunities for my community. I want my legacy to be a trail of successful people that were inspired to create the life they want to see for themselves like I did. Read more>

Kimberly Speights: Executive Director/Mentor/Transformational Change Leader

Your past is a place of reference, not a place of residence! I want people to remember I never allowed the dysfunction of my past to dictate my future! I learned from my past, grew from my past, and allowed God to use it for His glory! It was the referencing and learning from my past that lead me to purpose! When you surrender the seat of authority of your life to Christ, He’ll take the dirt of your past and use it to cultivate your blossoming and blessed future!. Read more>>