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Her Disability Isn't Going to Stop This Model From Taking On the Fashion Industry

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Whoever said that only able-bodied people can be effective models don't know Jillian Mercado. Found this awesome piece from Vogue about the brilliant young model who suffered spastic muscular dystrophy as a child. It's called Jillian Mercado Wants to Change the Fashion Industry - Here's How She's Going to Do It.

In this interview, the wheelchair-bound model gives us her two cents in how the fashion industry should look like. Here's a thought-provoking excerpt:

Working with IMG, my goal is to make it so that I am not the model in the wheelchair and I’m ...