"How The Hell Did You Do That?!"

Friends, I am in the middle of writing a book called "How The Hell Did You Do That?!", a guide laced with pillars on what I did to get from foster care and crack houses to being an entrepreneur and philanthropist.  


I have completed the book and put it into production but I still need the support to reach the goal to get books printed for donations to organizations. It has been an intense learning process but as you will see (on the books Amazon page.) it was been getting raved reviews.  http://bit.ly/HTHDYDTBook You can get your copy on my OctaviaYearwood.com as well!

In raising this $6,000 (or more) I will be able to not only complete and print the book, but I will also be able to donate 60 books to a select foundation and to several foster care agencies. 



Most of us have to learn, on the fly, how to get through childhood traumas and actually function while trying to lead a purpose driven life. There are many books that share philosophy and intellect on the subject, but a major issue is not feeling like you relate to the author and the author to you. This book is for foster youth, sexually abused youth, muted youth and those who are seeking a blueprint on how to break past it and find the legend in them. I recently have been chosen as the Awardee of the Americans For The Arts, American Express Emerging Leader Award! I am extremely thankful for the opportunity to expand and potentially reach more youth!

Over the past 15 years, I have been working diligently to use the arts to heal the youth and respective communities.  Every year I try to find a way to do more, this book seems inevitable but I do NEED you alls help to make it happen. There are a lot of cost when it comes to editing, publishing and so much more.  

Let this be our community service project for those meant to lead our future!  Give as much as you can, whenever you can!!!

As an ode to each donor, the process and the task--

EACH DONOR of $111 or more by first and last name in the book under a thank you section.  It is important to me that the youth SEE that we are here for them and that we can come together to support them!

EACH DONOR of $333 will recieve 1 guest speaking appareance along with a chapter reading from, "How The Hell Did You Do That!?"

EACH DONOR of 1,111 will recieve all above and a signed copy of "How The Hell Did You DO That!?"

Thank you for paying it forward in whatever way you can!

  • Courtney Richards 
    • $50 
    • 61 mos
  • Tara Strickstein 
    • $111 
    • 64 mos
  • Jennifer Rae 
    • $50 
    • 64 mos
  • Family Benmeleh 
    • $111 
    • 64 mos
  • Eric Cole 
    • $500 
    • 65 mos
See all


Octavia Yearwood 
Opa-locka, FL
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