On Sunday (May 19), actress Kerry Washington addressed the 2013 graduating class of George Washington University. In doctoral regalia given to her by her mother, the alumna shared of memories of her college years and journey to Tinseltown.
The Scandal actress‘ undeniable grace and humor shined through as she discussed how “stories transform us.”
“I’m here today to remind each of you that you are the heroes of your own story, ” Washington announced. “Your life is your story, and the journey ahead of you is to fulfill your own purpose and potential.”
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