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

Angel & Lydia Palomino | Owners of A/C Valley

We want our community to see our logo and think “integrity driven.” We started this business for one reason and that was to make a difference not wealth. Its not about how much we make or how many jobs we have done. It is all about the connections we make and positive impacts that count for us. Show up, work well and the rest will follow. #qualityoverquantity. Read more>>

Farima Berenji | Founder and Artistic Director, Worldwide Simorgh Dance Collective, International Performing Artist – Dance Ethnologist, Instructor – Choreographer, Persian/Sufi Dance Master, Anthropologist – Archaeologist, Member of the International Dance Council CID, UNESCO Member of the National Folk Organization

Dance can help us understand and appreciate other cultures; most importantly, it helps us learn about our past. It is deep in the heart of every culture throughout history; dance is part of the pulse of humanity. It embraces multiple genres, styles and traditions and is constantly evolving. Dance promotes understanding, tolerance, and friendship among all nations, races, or religious groups and fosters peace. Dance brings people closer together; it creates peace, harmony, and understanding among people. Dance is a universal language – a dialogue among cultures. It can teach us about our past, about history, and about our own being. It is a beautiful art that can easily take away any pain and put a smile on someone’s face. Read more>>

Katrina Sanders | Registered Dental Hygienist | International Speaker, Author & Consultant | Sommelier

Legacy is a funny thing because, quite frankly, it means not only the dynamic energy with which I have lived my life but also the perpetuating echo my life will continually leave in its wake. One of my favorite quotes is: “I hope to arrive at my death late, in love and a little drunk”. All laughing aside, it is my hope that my legacy is beginning right now; in the lives I touch; in the patients whose lives I have bettered through my clinical skills; in the hearts of the people who attend my programs; to the souls of those who hear my podcast recordings; enriching the spirits of those within my following and ultimately to those who equally understand that this world is greater than themselves. Read more>>

Leyla Havok | Artist

Being a half black and Half Mexican female artist, it has always been extremely important to me that I use my art to show young kids of color that your voice matters, especially with what’s happening in the world today, Your art, your vision… YOU MATTER. We live in a society that there is not a lot of opportunities for POC. The road we take is very hard, depressive, and alienating. I want my legacy to be an inspiration for kids who look like me. To tell those who have been alone and abused that no matter what life throws at you, you make sure you never give up your voice, your music, your art. I want people to remember that I never gave up no matter what situation i was in. Read more>>

Bri’Anna Solomon: Mentor and Dance Teacher

I want my legacy to reflect authenticity in oneself. The ability to address every part of who we are and what our stories entail. I hope that people learn to dig deep and live in their light even if the pieces are broken. We are all lights with purpose and I pray that everyone experiences the moment of true internal freedom and self love. I hope that when people experience my energy they are inspired and elevated. I hope they remember that I’ve always wanted true authenticity for everyone. Read more>>