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

Lotario (Rio) Wilkerson | Professional Photographer

I want my legacy to be remembered as a man who was positive throughout any circumstance , a man who loved and followed God , a patient man who loved his family and friends. Read more>>

Anthony Simmons | Hairstylist

Recently I took on an old high school friend as a client, who has come out as transgender. She was telling me during our first appointment that seeing my brightly colored hair, my outrageous fashion sense, fun, bold makeup looks and especially, the consistent fight it took to be allowed to rock my look, inspired her to embrace her femininity and challenge her religious family to be who she really is. I never thought for a second that I was doing anything but being stubborn and rebellious up until she said that, even though I still keep it up to this day. I’ve always avoided jobs with uniforms and when the salon I worked for pre-pandemic gave us one, I left and went independent. Read more>>

Cavendar Green | Florist

I’ve always believed is spreading love & joy in life. I always believe that if I can make at least ONE person smile each day I’ve done my job on earth that day! I want people to remember that my legacy is about spreading love, kindness, joy, and acceptance. Read more>>

PVT | Engineer/Artist/Producer

I want my legacy to be “He was a Jack of all trades and a master at all of them!” I try to learn anything new I can get my hands on. I never want to miss an opportunity because I don’t know how to do something. You can’t be afraid to ask questions, that’s the only way you’ll learn and get better at whatever you’re setting out to do. I want people to remember my dedication to my craft and willingness to expand into more than I ever imagined! Read more>>

Chloe Fisher | Model, pageant queen & future Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

When I think about what I want people to remember about me, I think of the quote “you are not defined by your past, you are prepared by your past” -Joel Osteen. Coming from a childhood where I was often left to fend for myself due to my parents being addicted to drugs, I was the quiet small town gossip with my community assuming I was a “lost cause,” or I would follow in my parents footsteps. My motivation for excelling In every endeavor I put my mind to whether it be modeling, pageants, academics, etc, comes from wanting to prove people wrong. Read more>>

Ashley McCurdy | Women’s & Kids Boutique Owner

I would hope that when people remember me, that my legacy of hard work would leave a lasting memory on people. I would hope it would inspire others to do the same. I want people to remember me as a risk taker, a go getter, a hard worker, a person who never says no to a good opportunity to grow. A person who goes all in and never looks back. A person who tells someone they’re going to do it, and does it 120%. A person people can trust and never second guess it. It’s a legacy I hope to leave to everyone I know, those that buy from me but have never actually met me, and of course the biggest legacy to my own daughter, Ali. Read more>>

Jo Moguel | Poet & Creative Entity

I want to be remembered for always being myself. My legacy will be the grace in which I wear my name and my light comes from within. When I think about legacy, I imagine an imprint of me against the earth, singeing the matter with my being. You see these imprints all around the world, and when I join them it will be for being myself. For creating art that pushed my image into the world. I want to be known for my audacity to exist wholeheartedly in this world, frivolously display my personality and light to all. You should remember me for what I represent. Silenced voices from generations of fighting into contentment. I break free of a vicious cycle and present to you, me. Read more>>