“As a young, black, 25-year-old woman I believe that my twenties are used to make my mark on the world and find my purpose. Access to the Pap test is an important component to my personal health to prevent cervical cancer within the uterus.

A recent guideline change is threatening to end access to the Pap for women under 25. This is terrifying. Without the Pap screening, our health could be in danger.

One day I would like to start a family, and without access to the Pap, a late detection of cervical cancer could lead to potential infertility, which would jeopardize my future legacy. We must stand together as one to ensure the Pap test lives on for generations. Health is wealth. Go get checked today. All young women deserve to be 25 and alive!”