Jennifer Bitterly is an independent journalist and researcher based in Bogotá, Colombia. Her writing centers migration, politics, gender equity and LGBTQIA+ rights. She prioritizes narratives and lived experiences, ties the personal to the political, and believes that writing and research have the capacity and responsibility to help make the world more equitable and just.
Her work spans various disciplines, from journalism and literature to law, research and humanitarian efforts. She received the selective Thomas J. Watson fellowship, in which she independently explored the intersection between migration, housing stability, and the concept of home in six countries for one year. With professional experience in mixed-methods research and program design, she is currently part of TodoSomos, a literary advocacy NGO with a narrative-based database about the Venezuelan migration into Colombia.
“We die. That may be the meaning of life.
But we do language. That may be the measure of our lives.”