In honor of Women’s History Month, the Colorado Avalanche partnered with local artist, Jessie Bélisle, to design a jersey on what Women’s History Month means to her.

For this piece, Jessie wanted to create a piece that shows female empowerment and celebrating all that women are, while acknowledging that there is an ongoing struggle for equality, justice, and recognition for women everywhere.


There are three main features of the jersey, the roses, the curves, and the eye. She explained that roses are more that flowers, “they're emblematic of love, purity, and sisterhood. They're delicate yet resilient, much like the women they represent.” The curves were added to celebrate the strength and beauty of the female form, and that women and their bodies “are vessels of life, deserving of reverence and respect.” The eye nestled at the bottom of the jersey is there as a symbol of consciousness, “a reminder that as women, we possess an innate wisdom and awareness that guides us through life’s twists and turns,” Jessie continued.

Front of Jersey

Jessie Bélisle is a contemporary artist from Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Québec, Canada, living and working from Denver, Colorado, United States. Her creative process began in 2011, while working in Montréal. Her education in the world of optics blended with her research into the visual arts. Her visual practice is fueled by her Reiki practice. Jessie has exhibited in Canada and the United States.

You can follow Jessie on Instagram @jessiebelisle_art or check out her website: