I'm the Gulf Coast Correspondent for Southerly, covering ecology, justice and culture from Texas to Florida. Currently, I'm focusing on how Louisiana communities are recovering from hurricanes during the COVID-19 pandemic, with the aid of a grant from the Pulitzer Center's Connected Coastlines project. My dispatches have been republished in a variety of local outlets, including the Biloxi Sun Herald, the Louisiana Illuminator, and the Current.

As a freelance journalist, I've reported on a wide range of issues facing communities across the American South. I've written about everything from refugee resettlement in Georgia to how Airbnb fuels gentrification in New Orleans to malpractices at ICE detention centers across the Southeast. 


My essays--which tend to involve long road trips and musings on my family history--have appeared in the Bitter Southerner and the Oxford American.

I grew up in Atlanta and earned a BA in English with a Creative Writing concentration from Bowdoin College in 2018. I currently live in New Orleans. 

Photo by Philip Kiefer

Contact me:

berlincarly [at] gmail [dot] com


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