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Casey Tova Markenson

Casey Tova Markenson
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Casey Tova Markenson

Casey Tova Markenson is the Communications, Outreach, and Marketing Strategist at Ma’yan. She holds a BA in English from Carleton College and is an alumna of AVODAH: The Jewish Service Corps.

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Emile Eisman-Semenowsky

The Importance of Lady Tea Time

"Kindly Peruse This Cordial Invitation" read the email’s subject line; the "Ladies of the Milk and Sugar Club" were inviting me to tea. On Wednesdays at 5:00pm we met in crowded dorm rooms, sipping chai and swapping stories. The invitation’s anachronistic language nodded to the oddity of holding Lady Tea Time in our liberal arts college setting—most of us had performed in The Vagina Monologues, after all—but each week our conversations were unironic, unarchaic. During Lady Tea Time, it was safe to voice my deepest, darkest gynecological fears. Finally, those fears could meet the raw laughter of recognition. Lady Tea Time helped me turn "Women’s History Month" into a weekly practice, rather than a yearly one.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Casey Tova Markenson." (Viewed on July 29, 2014) <http://jwa.org/blog/author/casey-tova-markenson>.

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