Source: International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, Volume 21 Issue 3, 2008, p. 235-249.
This paper introduces conversations and stories that were central to my PhD research. Journal writing, poetry, story and transcribed conversations became texts and data I reproduced in response to the research questions, dreams, memory work and collective biography workshops with my participants.
The paper rechoreographs the process that enabled storytelling to emerge as a method of inquiry and a mode of representing the research. Crucial to the process was the supervisory relationship wherein my supervisor modeled a decolonizing pedagogical practice that held uncertainty in chrysalis while the methodology emerged.