We had the good fortune of connecting with Micaiah (Cai) Slaughter and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Micaiah (Cai), is there something you believe many others might not?
Any type of advice that advocates for the “grind-til-you-die” mentality. Yes, you should absolutely work hard and go after what you want in life, but you won’t be nearly as successful if you replace sleeping with coffee and put your mental health on the back burner.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I express my feelings and frustration for the state of the world and the human condition through the mediums of theater, spoken word and soon to be animation creation. As I continue to create my own individual work, I am currently in the process of assembling a team for bigger projects in the near future. I anticipate my 1st project being ready to be released sometime in 2023
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Atlanta botanical garden is absolutely beautiful, especially during Christmas. I also love walking around Atlantic station because they have some of my favorite restaurants: California Pizza Kitchen and Tin Drum Asian Eatery. Not too far away though is the Cheesecake Factory, where the s’mores cheesecake is to die for. Between all these restaurants are malls and stores that I love to shop at.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would like to thank my parents Charesse and Patrick Slaughter and my sister Corin Slaughter for always believing in me and supporting me with each new step I take toward my dream. I would also like to thank Mrs. Khalia Preyer, my high school drama teacher, for helping me recognize my talents and always encouraging me to step out of my comfort zone. And finally, I want to thank Mrs. Lightle, my high school English teacher for helping me become more disciplined in my craft but never letting me limit myself.