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.

Chakika Williams | Board-Certified Nurse Practitioner/Aesthetic MedSpa Owner

This is a million dollar question! We all know that our time will come soon, and when it does what will people remember about you? Leaving a legacy for my children has been at the forefront of my career. It is what drives me everyday to continue pushing and striving for nothing less than the best. What do I want my Legacy to be? I would hope that once I am gone those who have ever crossed my path, would hear my name and associate it with the drive, passion, and love I had for all those around me and everything I set out to accomplish. I would hope to have left such an imprint in the sand, that when someone needs that extra push to get over a hump in their life, make that big career decision, get that extra degree, or start their own business, they think of me; A young woman, single mother of three, who worked two full time jobs, completed two terminal degrees simultaneously, and started her own Medspa business in the middle of a pandemic, and take that leap of faith and tackle doubt head on and SUCCEED!! I would want them to remember how self-sufficient, hard, dedicated, determined. Read more>>

Emoni Moses | Makeup Artist & Esthetician

I want to be remembered as a resilient force. I want to be an example for others and show that your dreams are achievable. Purpose is greater than any obstacle placed on your path. I want my legacy to be a representation that art is healing. Read more>>

Meme Butler | Multi-faceted Entrepreneur & Business Coach

I want people to remember me as being the most hustling female that they’ve ever known. I want people to remember my drive and ambition and how I never would give up on anything I start. I want people to know that the most important quote to me is “Never stop improving”, because there is always room for growth and improvement. Read more>>

Kelly Johns | Actor/Comedian/Content Creator

I want people to remember me for making them smile and laugh in addition to making them feel inspired to make a positive difference and to be confident in who they are. I am fans of my favorite actors and entertainers because of their immense talent on camera, but also because of the lives they lead off camera. I am passionate not only about entertaining people, but also about using my platform to advocate for social and political change. I also want people to know that I, and we all, should always be learning and evolving in not only our careers, but also in our daily lives to become more kind, compassionate, and informed. Lastly, I love seeing entertainers/influencers sharing their authentic selves and embracing their “imperfections” to help others feel more confident, so I try to do the same. For example, I share things on my Instagram story that despite being very petite, I still have stretch marks and cellulite, which is totally normal, and that I also struggle with adult acne. Overall, I hope people remember me as someone who brought light and laughter into their day and encouraged them to live a happier, more confident, and compassionate life. Read more>>

Connie Lacy | Indie Author

I hope people remember me for trying to focus attention in my fiction on issues that need addressing if the world is going to become a better place. Every novel I write has a backdrop of a social issue or two. I’ve found that time travel novels lend themselves to such themes. My novel “The Going Back Portal” trains a spotlight on the concerns of the #MeToo movement – that women deserve respect. My most recent novel “The Time Capsule” takes place during the flu pandemic of 1918, which resonates with readers going through the Covid pandemic. But it also focuses on the antisemitism of that time. “The Shade Ring Trilogy” is set in a near future, against a backdrop of runaway global warming. “A Daffodil for Angie” features a white teenager coming to grips with racial discrimination in the 1960s. My goal is to create an entertaining story with a little romance where my heroines try to overcome real life obstacles that hopefully resonates with readers. Read more>>

Mia Farrow | Organization Director

I would like my legacy to be that I was dedicated to making a positive impact in every community that I serve. I would like for people to remember me as a selfless leader who strived to help the community as much as I could, that truly cared about others and their well-being. I would like to be remembered as the one who made it her mission to aid as many families as possible, that brought joy to as many families as I could, by providing various free and beneficial resources to the community that helped aid them in the right direction to success, wealth and prosperity. Read more>>

Jalen Cardell | Artist & Songwriter

Legacy to me is more than accolades or accomplishments, its always been about who your becoming constantly. The questions that stay in my mind is “what will they say about you while your here? Who will you inspire after your gone?” The main goal is that I want to leave behind more than just music and art more than just generational wealth but something that’ll will stay beyond me for my kids, grandchildren and it continues. I want to be a reminder to everyone that I reach every goal I set to accomplish. Also, My music will let generations after me know that your dreams don’t stop growing and your goals are only new doors, so as long as your here go for it. Read more>>

Nadia Rochelle | Author, Actress, Singer, Comedian, Hairstylist, & Soul Coach

I want my legacy to be Love. I want people to encounter my essence and leave my presence knowing that they have experienced God in, through and as me. I want them to remember me as an unconditionally loving being. Read more>>

Danielle Monae’ | Fashion Designer and Visionary

I want my legacy to be one of love and faith. When people think of me I want them to think of a resilant woman with a good heart and loving spirit. I hope to have inspired, encouraged, loved bountifully, and I hope that the light God placed inside of me, shined bright enough to give hope to someone in their darkest hour. I want people to remember my sense of calmness in the midst of life’s toughest storms. I would like for people to remember my passion for creating and designing. Most importantly, I would like people to remember my unshakeable faith in Christ. Read more>>

Arnya Martin Davis | Ladi CEO

When I think of my legacy, I want to be remembered as the woman who went for it. I want to be remembered as the woman who loved hard and was there when people needed her. I want to be remembered for my wisdom and nurturing spirit. I want people to think of the funny things I may have said and done and say, she always made me smile. I want people to think of my smile and how I didn’t allow those things that tried to come against me, bring me down. I want them to say, she wanted to inspire those that crossed her path to be their best self. Read more>>