“What would life look like if you weren’t here? I was thrilled to be reached out to by the #25AndAlive team, spreading awareness as January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month.

After finding out last year that I have a high risk of getting cancer, I was shocked. Nobody in my family had ever had this cancer before, and I had no idea that I was under any risk. It’s easy to think in your 20s that you’ll wait for future moments to get those important check ups, but a check up with my OBGYN last year probably saved my life. I know many of you that follow me are close to my age, in your early twenties – I just wanted to encourage you today to take your health seriously. You deserve to be here and experience all that life has to offer. We need to protect our health, and make sure that the pap smear exam is accessible to all women in their 20s.”