Author and National Book Award Finalist Kali Fajardo-Anstine knows the importance of an honest narrative, and there’s perhaps no more important narrative than how to protect your own health. Here’s what’s been on her mind:

Something I’ve been thinking about a lot during this time is access to women’s health, and how policy changes can happen when we least expect it. The Pap test has been leading the fight against cervical cancer for decades. Before introduction of the screening, cervical cancer was the #1 cancer killer of women. Now, it’s #14. But now proposed changes to the guidelines could eliminate the Pap, leaving thousands of women vulnerable to incomplete testing. Stay informed on women’s health and help #ProtectThePap.