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

Meet Irma Martínez | Founder, Creative Director of Trendy Group & Fashion Stylist

I hope to teach people that it doesn’t matter how successful you get in life, you have to continue to be true to yourself, be humble, and share your knowledge and experiences with others. It’s important to help them on their journey. I would like people to remember me as a mentor. Someone who after many years in the fashion industry, chose to teach, share her knowledge with the new generation to make it easier on them. I choose to share everything I know with passion and love because there is no need to keep those lessons to myself. Aside from my business, I hope to be remembered as a great mother, wife, sister, and sincere human being who made a difference, was approachable and friendly. Read more>>

Leslie Elus | Clinical Researcher, Paramedic & Activist

When we reflect upon a person’s contributions to the world, it’s easy to misconstrue the number of accolades to an individual’s name to him or her leaving an indelible impression on the world. More often than we’d like to account, this is not always the case. To me, the true impact of a person’s life is measured in the moments spent uplifting others. To this degree, I’d like my legacy to be illustrated by the number of individuals I have been fortunate to help improve their station in life or inspire positive change or acts of noble deeds. Read more>>

Yanelly Loor | CEO

I would love for my legacy to be that I helped people and their pets in anyway I could with love and dedication behind it. I would love for people to remember how much their pets mean to me and that I appreciated the trust they gave me in taking care of their pets. I would love to be remembered for the moments I was able to capture with my photos of their babies during their stay with me. I would love to be remembered as someone who cared for the pets of others as one of my very own. All the details I put behind such as the photos I give the Pawrents, the Polaroids so they can take a keepsake from their stay with me. Now as a venture to the more creative side and making handmade gifts, I hope to be remembered as someone who created a special moment for someone that can bring them joy, laughter, and a loving reminder of a special time in their life. Read more>>

Wolkenzye Pascal | Author, Speaker, Mentor, Founder & Podcast Host

I would love to be remembered as a woman who used all of her struggles to not only better herself, but also those around. Someone willing to share her life with anyone she crosses path with to help them become better. Someone who is not afraid to share her truth. Someone who allowed her life to speak louder than the words she could utter. Someone who is a world changer and who impacted many lives, expecting nothing in return. Someone who chose to be the voice for many and is not afraid to stand up for what is right. Read more>>