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

Miriam Santamaria Considine | Photographer

If there is one thing I would want people to remember about me it would be that I left a positive impact or memory with them. Professionally, I would like my clients to know that I cared for their memories and special moments as much as I care about my own. In my personal life, I would want my loved ones to know that I tried to be the best wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend that I could. Leaving a little bit of love and positivity wherever I went. Read more>>>

LaJune King | Educator & Personal Branding + Family of Color Photographer

I need my legacy to be to my kids what President Barack + Michelle Obama are to the Black community. I want my legacy to be something my children are proud to continue. I want to create a wealth throughout my journey that will set them up for success. I want to show my grandchildren that owning your own business can secure you financially. When I die, I want my portraits to live on. I want to be remembered for the joy + light exuded from my soul. How I made women, families of color, and everyone in between feel when they graced my camera or my presence is how I want to be remembered. Read more>>

Carolina Numa | Health Coach

The legacy I want to leave, first of all, is for my family in terms of learning how to adapt to changes without losing their essence and values. Change has been a constant in my life which I have embraced and has resulted in my personal growth. I want to extend that legacy to all the people who come to me to seek advice for changing their lifestyle from a nutritional and personal care perspective. Read more>>

Jocelyn Randolph | Founder & CEO

What do I want my legacy to be… wow, this is a deep, personal question that I never thought I would be writing about publicly. I would love to be a positive force in the world and encourage the people around to be their best. Doing something good for others feels a lot like Christmas. Not like decorated indoor trees, or a few wrapped gifts, but the feeling of joy in the room. Rafael, my partner, and I were sitting in a huge room at the ADDYS earlier this year. The room was filled with dozens of tables that sat about 8 people in full evening attire each. During the ceremony, the program organizer walked to the stage to award Brenda Love at Love Advertising the AAF Silver Medal Award. Read more>>

Anna Stanley | Graphic Designer + Educator

There are quite a few things I’d like leave behind as my legacy. First and foremost, I would like to be remembered as someone who lived a life for Christ. My faith is very important to me and to live a life that mirrors my beliefs is something I strive for on a daily basis. I would also like to be remembered as someone who was a kind, caring and compassionate person. So much of who I am and what I believe is rooted in being kind, caring and compassionate. From an early age, these characteristics have played such a huge part in my life. From baby dolls to people to a turtle trying to cross the road to rescuing 3 little kitties, who I can’t imagine my life without. Read more>>

Jimmie Lewis III | Podiatric Medical Student

My purpose is to promote and be the advocate for the field of podiatry. I seek to take an active leadership role to advance diversity at all podiatric medical schools across the United States. I am interested in working with middle schools and high schools within underprivileged communities in Miami, Florida, once I arrive at Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine, which will provide early exposure to the medical field for minority students. I must pass on the legacy that others have shared before me. I will continue to push for a community that is full of excellence and do everything possible to add to others’ educational experiences. I believe this is necessary to create a more diverse and functioning world. Read more>>

Sherita Harmon | Founder of the Blessed to Be a Blessing Foundation

I want my legacy to be one of love, care, and compassion for others. I want my legacy to be carried on by my children and that is why I include them in the things that I do. When people hear or see my name, I want a smile to come upon their faces. I want good thoughts and memories to come to their minds. I want my legacy to inspire others to do, to act, to show and give love to those around them. Read more>>