We asked folks about legacy and what they want people to remember about them. We’ve shared some of those responses below.

Plaboni Sharif | UX Researcher & Content Creator

I want people to remember me for the kind of person I am – who stands up for others, fights for what they believe in, and isn’t afraid to challenge the status quo. To quote Maya Angelou, “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.” The people who’ve had the most significant impact on my life were the people who made me feel seen, understood, and powerful. And that’s who I aim to be. Of course, each person is unique with their triumphs, struggles, and experiences, all deserving validation. Read more>>

Tory McKenna | Vocal Artist

When I first saw this question of legacy, I felt a ripple of implications resonate deeply in my body. The question stuck with me long after I closed my screen. I realized that this question most accurately reflects the reason I make the choices I do now at this stage of Life. ‘legacy’ (noun): something transmitted by or received from an ancestor or predecessor or from the past. (Merriam-Webster) Read more>>

Geleta Parker | Published Author, International Speaker & Private Chef

Great question, I can remember several years ago the Late Dr. Myles Monroe would say some powerful words! In a sermon, he versed the importance of dying empty! Dying empty simply means that every gifting, talent, or ability I am blessed with will not die and go to the grave with me it will be poured out with integrity and love into my family, community, and globally. My legacy is for people near and far who would’ve learned something and received that Omgigibee experience in something I shared, whether in the form of spoken word, authored books, decadent desserts, or gourmet dining. I want people to remember my creativity, my love, and my light. I want people to honestly say I left them full in mind, stomach, and soul! Read more>>