THE L WORD: GENERATION Q’s Afro-Latino’s Jillian Mercado is disabled and so what?
It’s fair to say that Jillian Mercado (born April 30, 1987) is a role model and a hope for thousands of creative artists who are disabled. It’s clear from her accomplishments that she doesn’t take “no” for an answer often. Along with her work as an actress, Mercado is a prominent figure in the fashion world and constantly challenging archaic ideas of beauty. True to her zodiac sign (Taurus), she is keen to fight the lack of representation for people with disabilities in the fashion, entertainment industry, and beyond.