ATLANTA — A Georgia college graduate it crediting her mother for turning her dream into a reality.
Skye-Loren Warren graduated Spelman College, cum laude, last week.
“If it were not for my mother, I wouldn't be here,” Warren said.
Warren said after she and her mother, Bonnie Eve, toured at Spelman during fall 2012, she sat Skye-Lauren down on the bench outside of Cosby and said, "Kiddo, this is it. This is where you need to be.”
“As an Irish American woman I could only raise you to be a strong woman, but society sees you as far more than that,” Eve said. “Society needs to see you as the strong black woman you are destined to be.”
Warren explains that her mother said she couldn't provide that for her, but that Spelman could.
Warren explains that she looked at her mother in awe of the fact that she could even say something of so much power and knew that she needed to make that happen.
“I doubted myself, I didn't think that I could get into Spelman because it was a school of such high prestige,” Warren said. “I didn't think I was worthy enough to be a ‘Spelman Woman’ or that I could keep up with the black excellence I yearned to be apart of.”
And now four years later, Warren graduated from the Illustrious, Spelman College, cum laude.
Her dream came true, and this is her reality-- all because of her mother.
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