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, […]

Nancy Wake: The SF White Mouse of WWII

Ms. Nancy Wake, An Australian born bad ass (sorry for the curse word, there is just no better adjective), was living in Marseille, France when Germany invaded in 1940.  She scrambled to help many people escape via the French Resistance, where she first earned the name “The White Mouse” from the Gestapo.     Wake escaped […]

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 it […]

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 students […]

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 Project […]

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 and […]

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.  I […]

Women Pirates – Choosing a Life of Crime

Did you know that there women pirates have existed throughout history?  In the 1700 and 1800s, quite a few women were in the criminal seafaring business, including the infamous Anne Bonney and Mary Read.  Even though many of them had to dress as men to slip on to the ships, those that were acknowledged as […]