Category Archives: Signed Sirelle

Monthly outlook, as told by Sirelle Carter.

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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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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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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Signed Sirelle: “Battling Rape Culture in the Locker Room of Society”

I find myself to be stuck somewhere between a loss for words and a racing mind. Where are we, truly, just as a people, when men (and women) are flagrantly excusing sexual assault — and more so, justifying it? Listen, … 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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