Ita Segev

I feel like in some ways, for the first time in my life, I’m standing on my own two feet. Because I know the truth about where I’m from.
— Ita Segev

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.

Photo credit: Lia Clay / Cover photo credit: Niyoosha Ahmadi Khoo

Photo credit: Lia Clay / Cover photo credit: Niyoosha Ahmadi Khoo

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. 

You can read more about her sociopolitical context and personal story on Condé Nast’s Them magazine and connect on IG @itaqt for cute looks and upcoming shows.