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

Caitlin Alohilani | Wedding & Lifestyle Photographer

I want people to remember me for my heart, and for how I made them feel. I think that the core desire of every human being is to feel seen, known, and loved, and I hope that through my everyday interactions, relationship building, and photographing, that people feel those things in my presence. I hope to spread light and love in this world, because we sure can’t get enough of it! Read more>>

Flora Gabrielyan | Entrepreneur, Business owner & Financial Advisor

When I think about the word LEGACY, I think of making an IMPACT in the world. Ever since I was a little girl, I always dreamed and visioned myself as a successful person. A person that impacted people in a positive way because of the hard work throughout her life. I have seen family members pass away and not leave much of a legacy or something that they can be remembered by future generations. I have looked at my life, thought about my death, and I want the whole world to know who I was. You look at Nipsey Hussle or Kobe Bryant, just to name a few, because of the legacy they built, the whole country was impacted in a positive way. The rules and codes they lived by, the way they set the example for all generations, the way people viewed them, as their role models or heroes. Read more>>

Meghan Weinstein | Film Writer, Director & Producer

One of the best ways to get a sense of who I am and what’s important to me is through the stories I put onto the screen. An extroverted-introvert, I prefer to express my ideas and opinions through script-writing and the collaboration with actors and other crew members. Not many comedies are driven by interesting cinematography and art direction, and coming from an art background that’s a super important part of filmmaking for me. But behind all of the colorful imagery, I’m always trying to compose these wild characters and situations around themes that are innately relatable. While fun to watch, they also shed light on the dark, sometimes devastating sides of life. What makes my films clearly satirical and not just totally ridiculous is that these seemingly “over-the-top” situations are in fact, very much a part of life and being human. Read more>>

Anne Johnstonbrown | Filmmaker & Advocate for the Homeless

When I started out as a young actor, my goal was not much different from other young actors: I wanted to be rich and famous. I wanted roles to come to me, and I wanted to reach a place where I could take (or refuse) a role without even auditioning. It was all about ME. Of course, that’s not surprising considering the line of work I chose. Most actors’ key to success is self-confidence and self-preservation. However, it just wasn’t me. I did well in the industry as a theatre actor. I rose through the ranks and became a SAG/AFTRA/AEA actor. My resume was dense and long. But I wasn’t happy. One day, in 2007, after a national tour, I returned home to San Bernardino and was driving around with my husband. We stopped for gas. There was a homeless man. He looked remarkably like by late grandfather, whom I adored. Read more>>