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

Cole Roberson | Self-taught Chef & Content Creator

I want my legacy to be Remembered like any other person or Chef, but I really want people to remember me by the fact that truly you do not need a College degree to pursue your dreams, don’t get me wrong it’s great to have a college degree but I don’t see it as a necessity to start your main mission in life. Read more>>

Cassie McQuitty | Nonprofit Leader & Youth Advocate

I have always wanted to leave a legacy of being the person people could count on when they needed help. As I have evolved in my career path, I feel I want people to remember me as the gal who showed up, the one who stayed, the one who stood up – I want to be a voice for those who are still finding their own. Read more>>

Kayla Calderon | Couples & Wedding Photographer

As a couples and wedding photographer, I want to be remembered by the memories I help people create and hold onto. I know that at times, especially during life changing moments like proposals and weddings, it can be hard to take in the moment. I want my couples to be able to look back at their photos and remember their joy. I want the memories to look as good as they felt. Read more>>

Falisha McGee | CEO of Level Up Training LLC and Owner & Program Director of Level Up Training Center

A legacy of “access” is my north star. Not just any access, but access to jobs, training, internships, connections, and opportunities. Most people have dreams of a better life, but some fall short due to lack of access to real connections, real employment opportunities, real mentors, and real support. Providing access to those within our minority communities can greatly increase the chance of achieving their dreams and eventually bridging the generational wealth gap. Read more>>

karter bryant | Chief Operating Officer for ItsGVIN accessories, Gvin Experiences + GvinBck Fund

I was torn between giving a witty well rehearsed answer to this question.. ya know, going back and forth with different nuisance of answers riddled with playful banter but in all honesty the only truthful response would be something the great prophet Beyonce once said “I think I’ve realized that business and being polite [don’t] match. You can be fair, but me being polite was not me being fair to myself.” Read more>>