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

Aziza Tanjung | Brand Designer & Storyteller

I do ask myself that question a lot. Why I became a designer and what kind of impact I want to leave on others. I think I want people to know that I’m listening, that they can find comfort and understanding in me. Same with my creative work, I want my designs to resonate and connect with the person they’re designed for. And they don’t have to be as deep and serious as it sounds at all, I realized what’s most meaningful to us are often found in the little things around us. Especially at this age where so many new things are being produced everyday, we need that sincerity and empathy from each other now more than ever. Read more>>

Benin (she/her) Lemus | Poet, Educator & Librarian

It wasn’t until a few years ago that I realized that I was living in a space of radical love, and in service to others. I thought I was “just being me” and that is true, but it’s more than that. I am connecting more deeply to my sense of fairness and justice and empathy, and using it to inform my life’s work. When I think about the legacy I am building, the one I want people to remember me by, it is as a person who loved deeply, cared immensely, and laughed loudly! Read more>>

Tami Chu | Publisher & Editor-In-Chief

When I think about legacy, I always think about my four kids and what I want them to remember about me. Do I want to be remembered by the world? Sure, but it matters more that these four remarkable humans are inspired by my life to somehow continue some of my heart’s mission. From the time they were babies, my biggest lesson for them was kindness. We lose nothing by being kind, but gain so much. I strive—in my work, in my home, in my parenting—to keep kindness at the forefront, especially in hard situations. What we do and say is gone in a minute, but the feelings of those words and actions remain. Read more>>

Semaj Tate | Music Producer & Artist

I want to be remembered as the artist & producer willing to do things on their own terms. Of course I want to be the greatest ever & be considered in that argument, but when my future children talk to others about their father; I want them to hear how I was able to persevere through all of the adversity thrown my way. I want them to hear about all of the ways I could’ve won, but chose to do so on my terms with my people or alone. I want them to hear how I never gave up, even when I felt like it many of times. I get a high on proving people wrong. I get an even better high off of doing the total opposite and achieving even more than what was thought of initially. Read more>>