Georgia college graduate credits her mother for success

Georgia college graduate credits her mother for success

(Credit: Skye-Loren Warren)

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.

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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.”

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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.

If it were not for my mother, I wouldn't be here. After our tour at Spelman during Fall 2012, you sat me 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. Society needs to see you as the strong black woman you are destined to be. I couldn't provide that for you, but Spelman can. This is where I need you to be." I looked at you in awe of the fact that you could even say something of so much power and I knew that I needed to make this happen. I doubted myself, I didn't think that I could get into Spelman because it was a school of such high prestige. 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. I prayed and prayed for this dream to turn to reality. And here we are, 4 years later and I'm graduating from THE Illustrious, Spelman College, Cum Laude. This dream came true... this is my reality. I am a PROUD Spelman Alumna, glory be to God. BRINGING DEGREES BACK TO THE HOOD YOU HEAAAAARD🍀 Lorenzo Warren Sr. Bonnie Eve

Posted by Skye Warren on Sunday, May 21, 2017