WWD has reported that model and The L Word: Generation Q star, Jillian Mercado has just signed with CAA (Creative Artists Agency).

Mercado took it to Instagram to share the exciting news.

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I’m overwhelmed with excitement and gratitude to announce this today. A secret i’ve kept wanting to scream to the world, and today is that day! I’m in tears just typing this, tears of happiness. ⁣ ⁣ I’m so blessed that I’ve had so many amazing people in my life who have pushed me to be a better version of myself. It truly takes a village of people who believe in you, hear you, and respect you for exactly who you are. Every single person that I‘ve had the privilege of knowing has understood that. ⁣ ⁣ This is called: Elevation ⁣ ⁣ This is another adventure in my life that I‘m so excited to go on and to bring you along with me.⁣ ⁣ My mission has always been to continue the conversation of disability in fashion and the world of media and entertainment. Me having so much intersectionality (disabled, afro-latinx, queer, and women) I will continue to completely remove those doors and make sure that representation is the main focus in every room I enter. Cheers to new beginnings and alignment of a better future with my new family at CAA!!

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Mercado has muscular dystrophy and uses a wheelchair.

She’s worked with powerhouse brands such as Nordstrom, Calvin Klein, Target, and more!

Congratulations Jillian Mercardo, we cannot wait to see you continue the conversation of disability in fashion!