So many of the folks we work with have multidimensional stories. They often aren’t just working on a single project, business or mission – instead they are often involved in so many things all at once and so we often wonder about what they themselves hope their legacy will be about. We’ve shared some of their responses with you below.

Erin Cassel | Musician & Social Justice Activist

I hope that especially my children will remember as they grow into adults that “work” doesn’t have to be confined to the box that society tells us “work” is. You can piece together a life of work that fulfills your soul, helps humanity, and still brings in sustenance for your family. Your job (or jobs!) can be hand-crafted to create a life that has purpose. My hope is that I will leave a legacy of compassion and acceptance for my students and my fellow community members, along with the hope of creating lasting change in our society. Read more>>

Stephanie Davis | Award-Winning Publicist | Media Strategist | Journalist | Author | Our Sole Purpose, Inc. Founder | Black Media Honors Founder & Producer

I want people to remember my Tenacity. I want people to understand my desire to empower Black communities and lift multicultural voices worldwide. Few people are able to stay alive to watch what they’re doing come into fruition. I get emotional thinking about it. It’s truly a gift to be able to see your early ideas and investments help create fertile ground seeding the change we’re pursuing even still today. And I must give recognition to the people who saw this some time ago and encouraged me to carry the mantle. I want my legacy to include creating sustainable development plans to enhance underserved communities. Executing bold leadership with the goal of pushing progress forward.. Read more>>

Leilani Sims-Guillory | Writer/Artist/Creator

I want my legacy to be authentic. I don’t want my life to ‘look’ like it was all together, I want people to know that there was great times and some ugly times. But through it all I never hid who really I was. Most of all, even through my mistakes, I was still proud of myself. I want to be remembered as someone who literally could do any and everything. I want to be remembered as an overall creative. (Writer, designer, artist) And by those who really knew me, I want to be remembered as love. In the end that’s all that really matters anyway. Hopefully something, somewhere I’ve created will be memorable to whoever needed it at that time. Read more>>

Kimberly Delaney | Owner of K Glow Essentials

Legacy, what a strong and responsible word! I would like my legacy and presence to leave a direct impact on individuality. In todays world I feel you have to conform to a type and select a universe masterclass to be accepted. Individuality is a gift from the Most High. We all have something to offer the world and we should not dishonor our greatness by fitting in. I want people to remember that Kimberly Delaney went against the norm on purpose and loved who she was. She made a point to remind people of how unique, qualified and gifted they are! Read more>>