It was just over 100 years ago that women were given the right to vote. When is the last time you voted? #neverforget
Category Archives: Women’s Empowerment
“To be free and French”; The Nardal sisters and the history of Negritude
Intellectual writers assembled to understand ad change their geopolitical world… and changed it. #bethechange #blackhistorymonth
Aviation Event: Jacksonville, FL 18 Nov
#everygirlshouldfly #aviation #florida #thingstodo
Girls, Don’t Listen To Taylor Swift
This isn’t going to be a piece tearing down a beautiful, successful and smart woman – not even close. Taylor Swift is an luminious genius, and an outright superstar. I love her music, I enjoy how brazen, powerful and autobiographical she can be while creating beats and melodies that energize us to dance. She can speak toContinue reading “Girls, Don’t Listen To Taylor Swift”
EAA Osh Kosh 22-26 July 2019
The EAA Air Venture is coming soon! If you haven’t already heard about OshKosh, WI, Airventure is an event held annually for Aviation Enthusiasts nation wide! So many events are geared toward girls- from the Women in Aviation International‘s (WAI) breakfast to the EAA GirlVenture camp. The push for more female aviators is big right now.Continue reading “EAA Osh Kosh 22-26 July 2019”
Are Professional Sports Challenging Femininity?
Defining women’s achievement in sports is like placing a governor on an engine. The engine is restricted from producing max results- just as girls are restricted by being compared to boys – setting the expectation that girls will never be as athleticly competitive as boys. Exploring some history in sports may help explain this hypothesis.Continue reading “Are Professional Sports Challenging Femininity?”
This day in History: Queen Lili’uokalani
A part of US history not often remembered this day in history – Hawaii’s first and last Queen was illegally arrested and held captive the rest of her life by the United States. Despite multiple attempts to convince American interests in the area that Hawaii was a sovereign nation (the first to have central powerContinue reading “This day in History: Queen Lili’uokalani”
I wonder what 184 mph on a bike is like
Last month, Denise Mueller-Korenek, a 45-year-old American woman and mother of 3, rode a bicycle across the Utah desert at 183.9 mph. And I thought flying that fast was pretty cool… I don’t know why this didn’t make bigger news – must have taken a lot of heart. Way to go Denise! #dreambig #bikelikecrazy #womeninhistory
Today in History: The start of the Suffrage Movement
160 years ago today in 1948, Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, two abolitionists who met at the 1840 World Anti-Slavery Convention in London, organize the first ever women’s rights convention at Wesylan Chapel in Seneca Falls, NY. Together, they led over 300 people on a two-day convention to discuss women’s rights andContinue reading “Today in History: The start of the Suffrage Movement”
Hai Bà Trưng: How Two Sisters Fought off a Dynasty
In what the west would recognize as 40 AD, Vietnam fell under the rule of a ruthless Chinese governor, To Dinh. The Trung sisters were daughters of a wealthy military prefect, who enjoyed liberties and training that others did not. Although the rest of the country suffered poverty and repression under the Chinese rule,Continue reading “Hai Bà Trưng: How Two Sisters Fought off a Dynasty”
Send a girl to Preflight Camp this summer!
This summer, the Milieux Project raised money to fund a scholarship worth $950 to a girl who wanted to attend Preflight Aviation Camp in San Marcos, TX. Applications end 31 May 2018 if you know someone who is interested. We are so excited to help with this endeavor! We have included a great video atContinue reading “Send a girl to Preflight Camp this summer!”
The Men’s Empowerment Run
He had just returned from winning the Women’s Empowerment 5K, and everyone was gathered around him to see his medal. “That’s awesome man”, “way to represent” everyone was proud of our squadron’s winner. It was great, he ran the race pretty fast and won. I asked, “were there a lot of people that showed up?”Continue reading “The Men’s Empowerment Run”
Spain recognizes inventor of the e-book, Angela Ruiz Robles
In part of a new effort to recognize significant achievements of women, Madrid is naming streets after Spanish women in history whose achievements may have been over looked or undervalued (Awesome!). Today they recognized Ms. Robles for her work in creating the first electronic encyclopedia, a precursor to the modern ebook. Read more about itContinue reading “Spain recognizes inventor of the e-book, Angela Ruiz Robles”
Claudette Colvin: 15 yr old visionary
Before Rosa Parks, our National hero memorialized by President Obama in 2013, there was another young woman who stood up to authority and refused to give up her seat on a Montgomery Public Bus, 15 yr old Claudette Colvin. On March 9, 1955 (9 months before Rosa Parks) Claudette Colvin and three other young studentsContinue reading “Claudette Colvin: 15 yr old visionary”
Selma Burke- Sculptor of Roosevelt’s Profile on the Dime?
Who was the sculptor behind FDR’s profile on the dime? We may never know, but Selma Burke had courage enough to stand up for what she thought she was due. Read more here.
Ms. Georgia Gilmore, Cook of the Civil Rights movement
The 1950s were a high risk time for all black men and women who contributed to fighting for their equal rights in a divided America. Anyone suspected of being involved in the Civil Rights movement was vulnerable to violence and persecution in their homes, neighborhoods, and towns. Ms. Georgia Gilmore found a way in whichContinue reading “Ms. Georgia Gilmore, Cook of the Civil Rights movement”
The Case Against Feminism
Have you seen “The Red Pill”? It’s a movie by a self-proclaimed feminist, Cassie Jaye, who explores men’s rights advocacy groups. She does a great job of capturing the raw emotions and feelings of men who are exhausted with being treated as aggressors and vilified. A friend was worried about watching it with me. LikeContinue reading “The Case Against Feminism”
Thought for 2018-✨Reach for the Stars✨
Harriet Tubman once said “Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world” As we reflect on an amazing beginning in 2017 and look forward to bigger projects and initiatives in 2018, The Milieux ProjectContinue reading “Thought for 2018-✨Reach for the Stars✨”
The Shooting Granny of India
At 84 years old, Chandro Tomar is the oldest national sharp shooter in India. Reverently called “Revolver Dadi (Grandma)”, in her small village in the Uttar Pradesh state of northern India, Chandro has over 25 National Championship sharp shooting titles and her own shooting range. She can be seen teaching young girls how to shoot andContinue reading “The Shooting Granny of India”
Why the Milieux Project?
It might not be transparent, so I’d like to write a little on the Milieux Project and our “why”. To be sure, we are still defining it, but we definitely started with a desire to change how our culture thinks about flying and who can do it. But it has become more than this. IContinue reading “Why the Milieux Project?”