A favorite pastime for April Gibson and her teenage son, Gregory Bess, is simply talking to one another.
"I think I learn more from those conversations than school," says Gregory, who turned 17 on Thursday.
But during a recent StoryCorps conversation in St. Paul, Minn., April, 33, knew he wanted to talk about a subject the two hadn't really explored.
April invited her son to ask about what that time was like for her, as a young black mother. "Now you can ask me the hard question," April says.
"What did you feel like when I was born?" Gregory asks.