Author Archives: Sirelle Carter

About Sirelle Carter

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

SMS (7.10.16): Pokémon & The Flashes We Show

If someone would have told me that I’d spend a little more than two hours chasing Pokémon around Arizona this weekend, in 110 degree weather, I would have had them committed. Twenty-four hours ago, I didn’t even have the app … Continue reading

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Signed Sirelle: “Letter to My Future Son”

I write this guide to life in the event that I never get to tell my future son myself.  My darling boy, I have so many thoughts, I don’t know where to begin. There is a lot going on in … Continue reading

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Signed Sirelle: “Untitled”

In the aftermath of the most deadly mass shooting in our nation’s history, we have reached peak hypocrisy in America. Nightmarishly, in the early hours of Sunday morning, a gunman entered a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, and opened fire … Continue reading

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Opinion: You Are Not for Sale

While recently strolling down the cereal aisle, I became mortified as I approached a section of Frosted Flakes. Not due to that box of artificial sugar – though it should have been – but because of the realization that I had … Continue reading

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Signed Sirelle: FEBRUARY 2016 – “The Significance of Black This, Black That: for People Stuck on Stupid”

“There shouldn’t be a Black History Month. We’re Americans. Period. That’s it.” From the moment we begin our grade school circuit of history courses, we’re taught a “wide-ranging” curriculum of American history. The Reconstruction Era, Western Expansion, FDR’s New Deal, … Continue reading

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Signed Sirelle: JANUARY 2016 – “Letter to Obama”

Dear Mr. President, I could not be more ecstatic that your presidency is coming to an end. You see, I voted for you twice. And if not for that damned 22nd Amendment, I would certainly be voting for you again. … Continue reading

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Signed Sirelle: SUMMER 2015 – “Love, Again”

Love is so inconsiderate. I mean, imagine this: one finally reaches a mild level of self-satisfaction — or content — with keeping themselves company, and in the click of a Facebook minute, your status changes. We’ve all gone through the motions. Stuffing … Continue reading

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Signed Sirelle: APRIL/MAY 2015 – “Sacrifice”

Just a few days removed from our annual observance of Memorial Day, I found myself pondering over the sacrifice every individual — in which we as a nation remembered — had made. They’d given their life to serve this country, … Continue reading

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Press Play: SUMMER 2015

Three summers ago, I labeled the relationship between music and summer as being mythical, a cohesion of some sort. Fast-forward to the present, and my subscription to that belief is even stronger. I don’t find it a stretch to deem music … Continue reading

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The Buzz: Bloodline

I found myself needing to stay in the comfort of my own home this weekend, after recent trips to both New York City and Los Angeles; and where there is home, there is Netflix.  Admittedly, I’d already conquered the most … Continue reading

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