Here’s a picture of my grandmother and I.. I was 18 and just finished high school. I love this picture because it shows that no matter how old I got, she was always there for me. This included teaching me the importance of my health, and especially women’s health…All the way back to my pre-teens when I first began to experience a menstrual cycle accompanied with painful cramps, it was my grandmother who encouraged me to get routine Pap tests and, as I got older, how essential it was to stay on top of my cervical health.
Grandma and I
Emaje’s grandmother has been a defining figure in her life, guiding her as she grew up and took charge of her own health.