I can’t fathom that very moment of being surrounded by everything I love that brings me joy, being taken away all because I didn’t have access to a Pap screening. There is threat of a possible new guideline that restricts ladies at a certain age from getting a Pap screening. This possible guideline change threatens the lives of so many young women that have many more life-enriching moments to come.

Ladies, it is super important to stay on top of your screenings. Especially if you’re sexually active! Pap smears can detect many asymptomatic things sitting in your cervix. A Pap smear has saved my immediate family member from cervical cancer. To this day, she has 2 lovely kids and is living her best life! I can’t wait to be #25andalive and experience many more moments like this and grow as a person.