So many of the folks we work with have multidimensional stories. They often aren’t just working on a single project, business or mission – instead they are often involved in so many things all at once and so we often wonder about what they themselves hope their legacy will be about. We’ve shared some of their responses with you below.

Adrienne Irizarry, PHc | Certified Peristeam Hydrotherapist, Chinese Dietitician and Sound Healer

I want the legacy of Moon Essence to be a change in the way we teach women about their bodies and how to care for their health. Our culture dis-empowers us by not teaching us how our cycles really work. We have pregnancies that could be avoided with education. We have infertility that results as from a lack of education. I believe this lack of education is, in large part, due to the fact women’s’ bodies are so objectified and hypersexualized that our society doesn’t believe we can talk about women’s health without talking about sex. I challenge this belief. The truth is – we can have an age appropriate body literacy conversation that doesn’t discuss sex at all. If girls are taught from a young age to understand their hormone cycle, how it works and what it is supposed to look like each month, they will be able to get help for their health before things go far down the path of conditions like fibroids, cysts, cramps and more. Read more>>

Tiffany Cuaresma | Composer, Vocalist, and Activist

I want my legacy to be one where I was able to give back to my community, inspire others, and help make a positive difference in the world somehow. I want people to remember me as a person who worked hard for her goals and dreams to help make positive impacts – whether that be through my work as a youth activist, music creative, and/or just being a kind person. Read more>>

Lindsey Eder | My Pre-K Box Owner & Founder

We live in a “what’s in it for me?” culture. We want to know what we will get out of an transaction. How we can manipulate things to benefit us and to benefit our families. We want more, more, more. It’s a part of human nature to be self-serving. Even this question can point to this line of thinking. We want to leave a legacy. We want to be remembered. I work to actively combat that innate line of thinking…I think we all have to sometimes! While, sure it would be nice, I am less worried about people specifically remembering me or my name. I am more worried about people remembering how I made them feel. That I made each person I interacted with feel valued, appreciated, worthy. That I was true to myself, and by my genuineness, I allowed others to open up and show their authentic selves–flaws and all. That in some way I helped them to know and feel the truth that the we are all imperfect, each and every one of us, and that we are all wonderfully made. Read more>>

Flair Shay | Umbrella/Wallet Designer

I want my legacy to be someone who defined the odds. I beat a rare form of fibro sarcoma cancer twice, beat having to amputate, learned to walk again and never losing who I genuinely was. I stayed focused and determined. I want to be remembered as a dependable, humble, hard-working person who truly cares for others. Read more>>

Brandon Grant | Lead Pastor of Rise City Church

I want people to remember me for what I believe God deems to be success – to be faithful, fruitful and to finish well. First, to be faithful means that I am in constant pursuit of becoming more like Jesus in the man, husband, father, pastor, coach and friend I am to those around me. I am being a great steward of the time, talents and resources I’ve been given and using them to honor God’s heartbeat. In terms of being fruitful, that’s all about cultivating Christ-like character in my life. The fruits of the Spirit include love, joy peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness gentleness and self-control. I want these to be found in greater abundance in and through my life the more I advance in life. Finally, to finish well is all about not giving up; to persevere; to keep moving forward no matter what life brings my way. I don’t want to quit – on my wife, on my kids, on my friends, on my employees, on my coworkers. I want to run the race to the very end, crossing the finish line, and then letting out a huge exhale. Read more>>