The Clark Sisters have played such an integral role in gospel music, faith, and social legacy. Their song 'Am I Living in Vain' is examined in conversation with ESSENCE's own Cori Murray, who speaks with Aunjanue Ellis, Donald Lawrence, Imani E. Wilson, Ashon T. Crawley, Danyelle Thomas, and Bishop Yvette A. Flunder on the impact the sisters had in the Gospel world, as well as the emotional and existential connection raised for black women. The social legacy of the sisters also bring to light themes around womanism, independence, and growing up in religion.