Miss Caramel is a twenty-four-year-old stripper who resides in Harlem. Although she is a beautiful mixed-race female, she faces a lot of negativity from the black females she attempts to befriend, because they feel she is not "hood" enough to hang out with them. As a result of self-esteem issues and trying to fit in, she gets caught up in the drug game, and starts sleeping around with boys from the hood. In addition to her self-esteem issues, she must also fight through being a good mother, experiencing homelessness, being taken advantage of by her abusive children's father, and trying to find love in all the wrong places. No matter which way she turns, it seems as if life and time is not on her side until she learns a valuable lesson that the only person she can really trust to love her wholeheartedly is HERSELF.