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Black Womxn. Foodie. Techie. Creative. Thinker. Dog Mom. I get nerdy on all things personal branding, technology, solopreneurs, small business, and lifestyle.

From the high-achieving employees and side hustlers to the entrepreneurs and small business owners, working for yourself has become surpassed scarcity and become quite the norm.

So, how do you successfully grow your personal brand online? Start by learning and using BrandTech!

In the time of the COVID-19 pandemic, when the shift is toward digital business and communication, it’s hard to imagine successful entrepreneurs and business owners that do not rely on technology in some way.

For the most successful people, investing in the right technology is crucial to staying on top of their game; it doesn’t matter if you’re a big company, small business, or an entrepreneur. Technology can be of great value in a number of ways. Today, some technologies are essential to all brands, while others are useful only to those that operate in specific niches.

What is BrandTech?

Not all technology is considered BrandTech. So what is BrandTech, then?

BrandTech encompasses the…


This post was originally published August 2016.

Ditching traditional schooling…


This post was originally published in December of 2015.

One day in June, amidst an avid search for a new job, I received a phone call from a woman named Michelle C. about a position I’d previously applied for with MSU IT Services. Instantly, I was confused…I hadn’t remembered ever applying for the position. The only thing I knew was that I’d been looking for a better job, so it was a possibility that I had just forgotten about it. …


This is a satirical piece, inspired by the nature of articles written by The Onion. This piece is largely based on real life events, exaggerated to fit the style. This article is a promotional piece, highlighting the topic of my upcoming blog “College Without A Clue”, to be launching in September 2016! Sign up for the mailing list to stay updated on the launch event.

East Lansing, MI — Since starting college at Michigan State University in the Fall semester of 2008, freshman Desiree’ Slaughter has been rapidly cycling through roommates at a breakneck pace, sources reported to College Without…

Desi M. Slaughter

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