In the midst of being sixteen years old, with no parents, in my first relationship, which was abusive, I lost my virginity and had unprotected sex. Luckily for me, there was a deserted shopping mall with a secretive little Planned Parenthood in the book just up the road from my high school. I was scared and uncertain about how to talk to my grandma about my losing my virginity, and my mom was in prison at the time, so I contacted my best friend's mom to take me to receive Plan B services. The PP worker comforted me, educated me on safe sex and STDs, and empowered me to be safer, smarter, and more physically responsible. Flash forward to my 23 year old self, where I'm a Purdue Graduate and working at a place where I've heard the word "nigger" flung around, my coworker speaks poorly of black women, and my supervisors have not appropriately responded to my concerns, as a Black woman, about having an unsafe work environment. After 2 months of contesting these issues, they fire me. Now I have less than 1 month to get a PAP, get birth control, get my teeth cleaned, my cavities filled, and my eyes checked - I never got around to my PAP and birth control because I couldn't find a doctor to accommodate my insurance before it ran out. 3 weeks later I have one NUVA ring left, which is the only birth control that I feel safe and comfortable using. The Nuva is $242 without insurance. My health savings card had $300. But I still have to pay for my contacts and that last cavity fill on Monday. I go to Planned Parenthood, and they give me 2 free rings, and tell me to come back when I'm out. 2 months later - I come back, worried and scared that the last time was the only time they were gonna cut me slack. I was sure I'd have to leave empty handed or switch to the pill, which isn't compatible with my body. But alas, Planned Parenthood agreed to let me pay $75 for the ring. Currently, I am uninsured, and the thought is pretty unsettling. Thankfully for Planned Parenthood, I'm able to take charge of my body, my health, and my reproductive Rights with dignity and grace, and that kind of joy is priceless. Thank you.