A few years ago, you would have found Ita Segev in the Israeli army, training to patrol the West Bank. Today, Ita is a transfeminine performance artist and anti-Zionist activist in New York City. In this episode, Ita tells her story: how gender and Zionism shaped her early years, and how learning the truth about Israel created space to understand and express her true self.
This episode was produced and edited by Yoshi Fields. Original music by Nat Rosenzweig. Additional music from Blue Dot Sessions.
Ita Segev makes performance, writes, performs/acts and does advocacy & community building work, mainly around the intersection of her transfeminine and anti-Zionist Israeli identities.
She is currently developing a show titled Knot in My Name as a Brooklyn Art Exchange artist in residence for 2018/2019 and is a BDS supporting artist council member at Jewish Voice for Peace.
Ita Segev, "I Left Israel and Found My Trans, Anti-Zionist Self." Them, January 12, 2018.
Ita Segev, "Israel Makes the Hormones I Need, But I Support Palestinian Liberation." Them, May 18, 2018.
Orly Almi, "Captive Economy: The Pharmaceutical Industry and the Israeli Occupation." Who Profits, March 2012.