By: Mira Kelley
Blogger - Aspiring Photographer/Writer/Creative Director - Social and Legal Enthusiast
Colin Kaepernick has now made the cover of GQ magazine as one of their men of the year. Included in the feature article, titled Colin Kaepernick, are some stellar photos taken by photographer Martin Schoeller. The editors of GQ did an amazing job shining a positive light on the quarterback. They even compared him to athletes like Muhammad Ali and Jackie Robinson, sports figures who risked it all to make a difference.
Colin told GQ that he was interested in being featured in order to "reclaim the name of his protest" which has recently been twisted in the name of patriotism and politics. GQ was able to get stars such as Ava DuVernay, J. Cole, and Carmen Perez to speak on Kaepernick all of whom who extend their appreciation and respect for all that he is doing as an activist. The article was wonderfully written and should serve as a reminder to all in powerful positions to use their platform for the good!