All posts by Octavia Carpenter

A Millennial Mom with a love for crafts, I began blogging for small business owners and online publications. Now, I blog for fun (& to maintain my sanity) as a single mom and a kick ass creative. Nearly 8 years into motherhood and I still find myself locked in the bathroom trying to enjoy a cookie or accidentally dropping the f-bomb every now & again. While I love the reality of motherhood, I accept that it won't always be picture-perfect & want to encourage others to do the same. 💁Join me as I re-write the traditional playbook on motherhood and adjust my crown with a little creativity!👸

Every New Beginning Comes From Some Other Beginnings End… Or Some Shit Like That!

Welcome To My New Home

So, you’re following Gab Brand Freelancers? That is great and I’m sure you will find something extremely helpful from my vexing experiences as a freelance writer and blogger on the rise, but- Dare I say it… I have moved!

Finding A Personal Blogger

Well, not really. I have just picked up a new piece of Web Real Estate. I mean I have purchased a self-hosted domain and started a completely new blog and business site for my clients and fellow freelance writers!

The Entrepreneurial Ventures of a Blogging Maniac

If you happen to want to know more about your Author and her personal journey as a female writer & newly single mother and entrepreneurial ventures– Be sure to subscribe and follow me via my new site!!!

A Freelance Writer for Small Business Bloggers and Online Marketers

Click the Cute Signature above to visit me at my new home!

P.S Don’t Worry- I will still find time to spread some Gab Brand News along the way

A Letter to You… Insecure Black Girl

“If any female feels she needs anything beyond herself to legitimate and validate her existence, she is already giving away her power to be self-defining, her agency.” – Bell Hooks

Dear Black Girl,

Know that you can rise above this common feeling of restlessness and displacement; that these insecurities can only thrive if you let them. Don’t allow the stressful demands of the world require more than you’re willing to give. And, if you’ve been hurt, forgive and forget. Forget the people who bred your insecurities; forget the moments you fed into them; forget that there were ever any in the first place.

Source: A Letter to You… Insecure Black Girl


Join Me and A few Friends who share our ideas and insights on Black Girls Blogging, in business for themselves, and most importantly- lacking  mastermind group of their own.

Octavia Carpenter- your ever-evolving Freelance Blogger!

Four Things That Will Destroy A Black Girls Hustle

Nothing but doing nothing would cause me to fail after I worked so fucking hard. My hustle was my life and I wasn’t done simply because of a small set-back [which caused me to have a momentary breakdown]. I wasn’t in this simply for this for the moment. I had come to love my hustle tremendously… and the change it was providing me.

Black Girls Biz

“Things may come to those who wait, but the only things left are by those who hustle.” – Supposedly Abraham Lincoln… IKR.

The Struggle of the Hustle

Another day of hustling like your life depended on it because, well, it does.  You’re still in the phase of building upon your business, designing your brand, and connecting with your ideal community. Just when you get up the balls to go full throttle with your business plans, it seems the real struggle begins.

At least that’s how I have felt the past couple of weeks. As I took on new clients, began developing our brand more, and seeking new talent for our network- my laptop screen cracks in two. WTF? So, there I sat, in front of my broken source of income- devastated and somewhat paralyzed.  It took me exactly 24 hours to come up with a plan:

  1. Contact and outsource client…

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