"Do I have to call you Mommy?"

Knowing that she did not have long to live, Corinthia Isom's mother reached out to her good friends Kathleen and April, whom she had met and gotten to know through an LGBTQ+ gospel choir. Listen as Kathleen and Corinthia talk about the early days of their new relationship and why Corinthia says that her mom "made a good choice, a very good choice."

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LISTEN to the StoryCorp: Corinthia Isom and Kathleen Payne


StoryCorps. (2019, July 12). "A Very Good Choice" [Audio podcast]. https://storycorps.org/stories/a-very-good-choice-how-one-woman-lost-a-mom-and-gained-two-more/

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