Jenny O’Connell can strike a pose, a scene, or chords as a multi-talented artist living in New York City. But there is another role she is always ready to dive into: advocate for ALL women receiving the healthcare they deserve.
“Cervical cancer won’t go away if we pretend it doesn’t exist. Diseases don’t have a political agenda and frankly don’t care about your race, gender, sexual orientation, economic status, or how many people you’ve had sex with.
I am lucky to currently have a primary care doctor who treats me with respect and empathy, never deriding me for who I have sex with or my orientation. Instead of shaming people and sentencing them to death via cervical cancer, we should be making access to Pap tests accessible and affordable for all women.
Healthcare is a human right and human life is worthy of protection.”