“I had my own health scare a few years ago; waiting for the test result was nerve-wracking but in the end it gave me peace of mind because the Pap ruled out one of the more serious diagnoses: cervical cancer…Women are the foundation of a household and are pillars of the community; we deserve the right to protect our body, health and families. Socioeconomic status, gender or income level should have no bearing on whether a woman can receive a Pap [test]; it should be a national standard in every wellness checkup. Now is a critical time to advocate for women’s health, use our voices and empower other women to #ProtectThePap.”