Diversity, equity, and inclusion advocate and writer.
NEWS AND FEATURED
JILLIAN MERCADO WON'T REST UNTIL INCLUSIVITY IS NO LONGER CLICKBAIT
The actor and model is a passionate advocate for inclusivity in the beauty, fashion, and entertainment industries — but dreams of a day when she doesn’t have to be.
"I think we just need to be treating humans like humans. I never understood why it was such a big deal. We all deserve to be seen. It shouldn’t be such a hoopla."
Photo by Katie McCurdy
NAIL ART HELPED MAKE MY PROSTHETIC ARM A TRUER EXTENSION OF MYSELF
As much as nail polish became the thing to help me seize control of my prosthesis, it also taught me to let go.
"It's difficult replacing physical portions of yourself with mail-order parts. Even if you're personalizing everything you can on your prosthesis down to the lining, there will always be bits that feel extremely foreign."
Photo by Lelanie Foster
THE REALLY GROSS REASON YOU SHOULDN'T GO TO BED WITH WET HAIR, ACCORDING TO EXPERTS
Rest assured, there are ways to mitigate these unpleasant effects.
"If you're brave enough to know what exactly that pre-bedtime hair wash might be causing to manifest in your bed and on your scalp, read on: We spoke to dermatologists and hair experts to understand more about how and why going to bed with wet hair is not recommended from a health perspective."
I CUT OFF MY ARM LAST YEAR AND IT WAS THE BEST DECISION I'VE EVER MADE
THE HUFFINGTON POST
My arm isn’t "missing" and I didn’t "lose" it. It was strategically removed -- and I'm doing it again on Friday.
"My confidence increased after the amputation. As soon as I woke up from surgery, I FaceTimed a friend and laid down the truth for her: “I look good with one arm.”"