The Nightwitch Bombers-delivering fear in the night

If you haven’t read about Marina Raskova and the NightWitches- you are missing out on some amazing history. Deployed out of need in WWII, the Soviet Union commissioned Maj Raskova to find 400 women to fill out their fighter and night bombing squadrons- including the 588th pictured above. They fit the women into any uniformsContinue reading “The Nightwitch Bombers-delivering fear in the night”

The Mother of the Boston Tea Party

In “celebration” of the national Income Tax Deadline for 2018 today, Milieux thought it might be appropriate to remember the original American sentiment on taxes and an often forgotten figure in this pivotal moment of American History – Sarah Bradlee Fulton and the Boston Tea Party. On the fateful night of 16 December 1773, sevenContinue reading “The Mother of the Boston Tea Party”

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 escapedContinue reading “Nancy Wake: The SF White Mouse of WWII”

Noor Inayat Khan; British Special Forces radio operator

Ms. Kahn, an Indian decent woman raised in France, school teacher and nurse, joined the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force during WWII as a wireless radio operator. After her talent was recognized by her superiors, she was sent forward on a special team designed by Winston Churchill to “set Europe ablaze” with the codename “Madeleine” andContinue reading “Noor Inayat Khan; British Special Forces radio operator”

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”

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✨”

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 asContinue reading “Women Pirates – Choosing a Life of Crime”

Happy Birthday to Ms. Jerrie Mock- First Woman to fly solo around the world

Have you ever dreamt of doing something radical- like fly around the world alone?  Well that’s exactly what Ms. Jeraldine “Jerrie” Mock did in 1964 in her Cessna 180. Read her story here.  Thank you for inspiring us back then Jerrie and continuing to inspire us today. And even though you are passed and yourContinue reading “Happy Birthday to Ms. Jerrie Mock- First Woman to fly solo around the world”

Thank you, Veterans.

  Thank you.  All of you.  Women have been serving in support of our nation since before we were even a nation.  Our service can be traced back to 1775 during the Revolutionary War and we were finally recognized as Veteran’s in the 1970s.  In 1976, women were finally admitted into the U.S. Service AcademiesContinue reading “Thank you, Veterans.”