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

Jayden Miller | Photographer, High School Administrator & Teacher

I would like my legacy to be one in which portrays a humble and appreciative spirit. A legacy of giving back to others who have not been so fortunate – being a good role model, a good listener, approachable and understandable. I want to be remembered as someone who made a difference in the lives of many. Someone who helped people, the environment, and the communities in which I lived and worked. I want to be remembered as someone who encouraged people and connected with all kinds of people. Using my voice and my story to challenge and motivate others is also how I would like to be remembered. Read more>>

Kels Coker | Visual artist & Oil Painter

My ultimate goal is to leave this world behind more beautiful than I found it. Being alive can be such a dark and profoundly lonely experience, I would hope my presence here, and by extension my art, somehow helps satiate some sort of longing for beauty and softness. Read more>>

Sara Altieri | Visual Artist, Educator & Graphic Designer

To use Maya Angelou’s quote, “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” I think about this a lot. Whether someone has purchased my art, taken one of my classes or participated in one of my creative events, I would love to be remembered for helping people to ignite their moments of creative happiness. In particular, when the people who believe that they are not creative take a class or participate in one of my creative events, and they are absolutely elated when they have energized their creativity. When I think about moments that are most significant to me, what comes to mind is tugging someone out of his/her/their comfort zone, kindling their creativity and then seeing their pure joy and surprise. To be remembered for helping to create those moments is, for me, what matters most. Read more>>