About Me

Hey, there! My name is Caroline Colvin and I am a multimedia storyteller based out of Washington, D.C. My goal is to use my communications skills to raise the voices of marginalized people and make the political / personal more accessible to all media consumers.


By day, I’m a senior magazine journalism student at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. By night, I’m a pop culture + politics junkie, forever developing my skills as a reporter, editor and graphic designer.

Where to read me:

✎ I have written for The Daily Orange, an independent Syracuse University-student-run newspaper, as a Gender + Sexuality columnist as well as a senior staff writer. As a senior staffer, I write about the intersection of politics and art, as well as student + faculty activism on campus.

✎ I have also written about campus life and money for Jerk Magazine, about gay stuff and film on Medium and darkness, good + bad, for University College of London’s Film Society.

✎ I run a website called Brown Girls Only, which uplifts women and non-binary people of color in media. It’s also about applying a critical lens to the issues that affect us.

✎ Recently, I lived and studied in London, England. You can read about my adventures in my personal blog, Petit Ange Brun. My time in Europe consisted largely of food, history, phone problems, accent queries, fangirling over Shakespeare’s Globe and more food.

Where to reach me:

 ✑ If you’ve got “Black Panther” discourse, story pitches, political memes or unconditional love for alt-pop on your chest, hit me up on Twitter.

If you are a femme of color with something to say, email browngirlsonly@gmail.com.




Here is a selective portfolio of my articles that have been published online.


• University College London Film Society // The Weinstein story points to darker truths about how we view women

• Petit Ange Brun // ‘Mother!’ asks us to reconsider the rules of domesticity

• The Daily Orange // Here’s how 3 CNY organizations are teaming up to champion trans rights

Shauna O’Toole, head of the trans advocacy group We Exist Coalition of the Finger Lakes // Photo courtesy of Shauna O’Toole

• Medium // Is ‘Alien’ still a feminist film? 

• The Daily Orange // ‘Hotline Bling’ challenges mainstream beauty standards 

• The Daily Orange // Sex workers can be sexually assaulted, despite assumed promiscuity

• The Daily Orange // Playboy’s ban on nudes should not be considered a feminist statement

• The Daily Orange // ‘Jessica Jones’ paves way for comic book female empowerment

R A C E  +  C U L T U R E

• Blavity // As a queer, black Syracuse student, here’s why I’m not surprised by Theta Tau’s racist remarks

• The Daily Orange // Here’s the reason Strong Hearts named its milkshakes after activists 

• The Daily Orange // Johanna Toruño speaks about accessible art, activism at SU

• The Daily Orange // Black Lives Matter Syracuse screens “Black Panther” to celebrate empowerment

Black Lives Matter Syracuse celebrates black empowerment with ‘Black Panther’ screening // Illustration by Sarah Allam

• The Daily Orange // Syracuse University faculty host lecture series aimed at strengthening inclusion

• Caroline Colvin // ‘Get Out’ plays with the horror of race relations

• The Daily Orange // ‘Haunted Ethnography’ exhibition digs up graves of colonialism


• Jerk Magazine // It’s not all L’s with the tax reform bill

“It’s not all L’s with the tax reform bill” / Illustration by Jerk Magazine

• Jerk Magazine // The minimalism trend is not so simple 

• The Daily Orange // Trump NEA, CPB budget cuts could render CNY arts organizations down, but not out

• Talk Media News // Unemployment and unaffordable housing collide in D.C. homelessness crisis


• Petit Ange Brun // Investigating free speech at Syracuse University London’s symposium (reposted on Syracuse University London’s official blog)

• Medium // How do we fix America’s LGBT sex ed problem?

How do we fix America’s LGBT sex ed problem? // Photography + design by Caroline Colvin

• The Daily Orange // Lebanese photographer raises the voice of men in the Middle East 

• The Daily Orange // Inauguration weekend poses fresh opportunity for student activism


• The Daily Orange // khristian kemp-delisser returns to SU as LGBT Resource Center Director

• Medium // The moment I realized there’s no shame in that

• The Daily Orange // ‘Stonewall’ film fails to properly represent LGBTQ community

F I L M  C U L T U R E

• Petit Ange Brun // Getting up close and personal with ‘Trainspotting’ and ‘Filth’

Photography by Caroline Colvin

• Petit Ange Brun // ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ thoroughly roasts Americans and that’s OK

• University College London Film Society //  ‘Donnie Darko:’ Teen angst meets existentialism