© 2018 by Crystal Lampkins-Banks. Proudly created by T. Jones Media.

Hi'Yella: Life In the Projects is a memoir written by Crystal Lampkins-Banks, (aka Love, aka Boochie, aka Chynna) about her childhood growing up in the Robert Taylor Homes as a young fair-skinned girl. Her skin complexion was considered yellow, and as a result she was constantly labeled as the lighter one in the group. Crystal endured a great deal of trauma and devastation due to poverty, crime, and violence that left her feeling numb to her new normal.


From the everyday happenings of the ghetto, to eating government cheese, dodging bullets, living uncomfortably in roach and rat infested living conditions, and being molested, Crystal survived it all with Christ! Be inspired by her testimony of overcoming a system designed to make her fail!

Hi'Yella (E-book) Best Seller

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