To survive in the streets, you have to get deep in the streets…

Have you ever had to turn to the streets for survival? Have you ever been out in the streets with no money, no food, no family, nothing? Well let me take you on a little journey – Kyana’s journey.

Kyana Thomas, a Philadelphia native from the rough streets of North Philly Bad Landz, had it hard coming up. Due to her parents’ incarceration, Kyana is raised by her grandma, but when she becomes addicted to crack cocaine and Kyana’s placed in a foster home, her life changes completely. Turning to the streets to escape discipline and to find love, Kyana chooses the fast lane, but little does she know that she is heading down the darkest tunnel ever. Jealousy, envy, hate, and the coldness of the streets were all that came with the street life. Living the life she never expected, she does anything to survive from robbery, sex for money, high-speed chases to almost using every drug out in the streets.

Kyana soon finds out the streets aren’t what they’re made up to be, but she can’t turn back now. The real question is: will Kyana survive in the cold streets of Philly, or will she be caught up in what the streets made her?

Beauty Shop Confessions


La’ Femme Fatale’ Publishing

Author: Shaheta S. Pickett

Fiction / Urban Literature

5 1/2 x 8 1/2 – pages

ISBN-13: 978-0-9857197-2-2


Beauty Shop Confessions