“I remember when my mom told me I should go get my first Pap test. She didn’t mention it would be at the gynecologist’s office, so I thought this was a written test- for what, I wasn’t sure- but I was like ‘how do I study for this?’ I was grateful that my mom later educated me that a Pap test was a regular test you take at the gynecologist to screen for cervical cancer in women. I was shocked I hadn’t been more educated on this in my earlier years, but was grateful that my mom told me to go get one. I love how open my mom has taught me and my sister to be about EVERYTHING, but especially when it comes to women’s health. I think women should make their own decisions navigating their health, and by us continuing talking about it openly and not being embarrassed we are educating our family, friends and the world.”