October 15, 2020

EP. 28 — Jillian Mercado

Actor and model Jillian Mercado joins Jameela this week to discuss Jillian’s experience growing up with muscular dystrophy, going from a child obsessed with fashion to an adult woman working in the fashion industry, how she became a Diesel model, that “different” isn’t bad, advice on how to date a disabled person, and the need for more representation of disabilities in media.

Transcript

IWEIGH-028-20201013-MercadoJillian-ACv01-DYN.mp3   JAMEELA JAMIL [00:00:00] Hello. Welcome to another episode of “I Weigh” with Jameela Jamil. I’m feeling edgy, not just because the world is ending right in front of us, but mostly just because I’ve got really bad PMS and I’ve only just started to realize the power of telling people that I have PMS. I felt so ashamed of it for such a long time that I used to deny it. And I used to get really angry if anyone would even ask me if I had it, even if they asked it, not in that annoying boyfriend way, but in a sort of genuine concern way when you’re being slightly irrational. But I, I’m just done with trying to pretend that this massive hormonal cycle that happens every single fucking month isn’t just turning my insides upside down. And I don’t even get it that badly. But my mood as I’m getting older is definitely starting to shift. And today I just feel like punching everyone i

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