This Courageous Woman Is Changing the Way the Fashion Industry Defines ‘Model’

By Eliel Cruz Jillian Mercado, a fashion blogger by trade, is gracing the ads of two high-fashion brands this season. Mercado’s edgy personal style is eye-catching, but her rise is surprising consumers and fashionistas alike for a more inspirational reason — the 23-year-old model rocks her distinctive look from a wheelchair and just may be changing the fashion industry at the same time. “Jillian’s success shows hope for fashion’s future. She could represent a new wave of diversity in the industry.” Read the full article here: http://mic.com/articles/94362/this-courageous-woman-is-changing-the-way-the-fashion-industry-defines-model

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