Nicole Benjamin knows what it takes to pound the pavement as a performer every day in NYC. She may never know when her next big break is going to hit, but she knows that keeping herself healthy is a big part of being ready to seize it. Showing up for her regular Pap test is one way she does that.

“Preventative healthcare is something I take very seriously. I want to be as healthy as possible for as long as possible so I get routine screenings. I want other women to have the same access to healthcare that I do. Women should have a voice in health guidelines that impact their body because it is a matter of preventative healthcare and empowering women to prioritize their health.”