GRYT means surviving even when it doesn’t seem possible. Sometimes I look back and think of my cancer diagnosis and am amazed that I survived it — both physically and emotionally. Cancer doesn’t come with an instruction book. If it did, it could never truly define the experience.

What I do know is that GRYT is surviving cervical cancer at 25. But, true GRYT is learning to live beyond the cancer diagnosis, the loss of my fertility and all the secondary crap that cancer brings your way.

GRYT means reminding myself that I made it.