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

Troy Reynolds | Founder, Texans for Public Education

I want people to know that I, like most teachers, actually care. It’’s why I advocate public education. What those who wish to privatize and create an even worse have/have not situation don’t understand is that we are not just a learning resource for children. Teachers are a lifeline. Kids need to know that there are adults out there who truly care what happens to them and how they turn out. Public education is the closest thing we have in this country to a silver bullet for closing economic ranks, and rich privatizers like Tim Dunn, Jen Bush, and others are doing all they can to get rid of it so they can increase the gaps. I guess I want to be remembered as someone who believes all people really are equal. Read more>>

Tera Stidum | Dating & Relationship Coach

Wow! This is such a fantastic question for me right now. As I recently watched the funeral for Congressman John Lewis, I was VERY reflective over my own legacy. Who have I touched? Where have I made an impact? How did I change the world? Even if it’s just my little corner of the world, my question is, “how did I change it.” And I know without a shadow of a doubt that my answer to the questions above is a resounding, “Yes.” So I want to be remembered as a woman who motivated other women to be BOLD in their relationships and lives in general. I want to remembered as a good Mom and Wife. And good friend too. I want to know that my “dash” made a difference. Read more>>

Kelle Mann Davis | Animal rescuer/advocate

I want, more than all else, to know that i had a hand in raising awareness and compassion for the neglected and abandon animals that fight to survive each day in our city. They are voiceless, and suffer in silence, always waiting for a caring hand, that far too often, never comes. If i can make them seen, and heard, through my efforts, then it has not been in vain. Read more>>