Blake Bolden is a professional women's hockey player who became the first black player in the National Women's Hockey League. She has won championships in the NWHL, with the Boston Pride, and the Canadian Women's Hockey League, with the Boston Blades. She currently plays for the Buffalo Beauts of the NWHL. Bolden played four seasons for Boston College, and was named captain of the team in 2012-2013.
The defenseman had 13 points (one goal, 12 assists) this regular season for the Beauts, who were defeated by the Minnesota Whitecaps in the Isobel Cup Final on Sunday.
Here, Bolden talks about her start in hockey and what Gender Equality Month means to her.