Lital FirestoneContent Strategist
Lital Firestone is an activist and artist who grew up in Har Halutz, Israel as a child and moved to the D.C. suburbs with their family. They spent four years at the University of Virginia (UVA) completing both their BA in Foreign Affairs and their Masters of Public Policy. They spent the last two years living in Tel Aviv, first as a Dorot Fellow, where they engaged in the difficult political and social issues surrounding Israel/Palestine and created a collection of poetry and collage about their experience as a genderqueer person understanding home on contested land. They spent the next year as an NIF Shatil Fellow creating a podcast about civilian voices in Gaza for Gisha-Legal Center for Freedom of Movement.
At UVA, Lital spent the majority of their time co-founding and leading a dialogue retreat called PULSE where students are facilitated in identity questions surrounding race, gender, class, sexual orientation, and cycles of oppression. They also conducted research on and developed a policy proposal for young LGBTQ adults in Latin America to receive effective online mental health resources. Lital enjoys meditating, traveling, music and dance, and is conducting a series of queer performance workshops across the US.