Author Archives: Sirelle Carter

About Sirelle Carter

"The words you speak become the house you live in."

Signed Sirelle: There Has To Be a Point

You will never see your child alive again. The feeling that overcame you, at the conclusion of that lede, should be the same feeling you possess when you see that an elementary school, once again, fell victim to a mass … Continue reading

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“Cigarettes and Coffee”

It’s been difficult to find my voice this year. This one. And so I opened a box of Christmas cards. “Siri, play “pen.” playlist on shuffle.”  As the world now moves to the scrolls of digital platforms, I thought it … Continue reading

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Living in the Black & White

When I was seven years old, I saw a movie that stripped me of my worldly innocence long before I was prepared for it. That movie, starring Jon Voight and Ving Rhames, was Rosewood. I have not seen the film … Continue reading

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Signed, Sirelle: “To Come Across a Hero”

Several of my group chats have spent much of the last day discussing Kobe Bryant. Business as usual, essentially. Except this is unusual. We aren’t arguing, we aren’t debating—we’re coping. Like so many others yesterday, I sat blank and motionless … Continue reading

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Signed, Sirelle: “Thirty Trips Around The Sun”

Google Calculator tells me that this weekend will mark around 10,950 days in which Antoine Sirrelle Starks has been a thing. Which to me, it feels as if there has been that many days in 2019 alone. When it comes … Continue reading

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Signed, Sirelle: “Did You Make It Home?”

I have this saying, most days, when I’m leaving the office: Make it home safe. It is my daily farewell ritual to whomever is left in the office to make it back to your loved ones in the condition that … Continue reading

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Press Play: SUMMER 2018

I think it’s fair to say that I’ve been all over the place this summer, so it’s only right that my playlist follows suit. The heat, among other elements, can cause one to be casually moody in the summer. As … Continue reading

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October 10, 1997: The Day I Met Death

94 minutes. That’s how long he fought off death. From the listed “Time of Injury,” to the pronounced time of death, he was as stubborn as the genetics he passed on to me. The entry on line 33d of the death … Continue reading

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Seriously. What, In The All-American, Close-Minded F*ck.

Pardon my bewilderment, but, over the last several days, your thoughts — and you making them public — have caused me to be a bit lost in the small-town Facebook sauce. Although, allow me a few moments to pick up … Continue reading

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Signed Sirelle: “Marching, Bigly.”

For every action there is a reaction. And movements? They tend to produce countermovements. That was the narrative, widely, on the morning of November 9, 2016. Donald Trump had been elected due to a movement of Americans who had felt … Continue reading

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