Octavia Yearwood is a multi-medium artist, author, and motivational speaker from New York City. She has built a career curating transformational spaces using performance art, choreography, and visual arts. For this work, Americans for the Arts named her the "American Express Emerging Leader" in 2016.
Yearwood's debut book, "How The Hell Did You Do That?!" is targeted at overlooked foster youth, sexually abused youth, muted youth, and those who are seeking to break past adversity. How does a former foster child or those suffering from traumatic childhoods take their life back and transform it into everything they never thought was possible?