This picture was taken at my best friend’s graduation! I was so happy because of her personal accomplishments but also because all of our friend group came together to take this picture. I still have another year of college left, so this was one of my inspirations that the pandemic would not deter the progress of my education. This moment was very special to me. 

Missing out on this moment is unfathomable. Not seeing my friends reach their goals at such a young age would crush me. This is why it’s important for women In their 20’s to be cognizant of their cervical health. With cervical cancer being most prominent in African American & Hispanic women, it is important that my friends, among other women, get a Pap test regularly. With the symptoms of cervical cancer being vaguely detectable it is essential that all women in their 20’s stay on top of their health.