In Search of My Mother’s Stories: (Re)membering Endarkened Storywork

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In this chapter, Toliver explains how her dissertation led her to the coining of Endarkened Storywork, a research storytelling format that builds on Endarkened Feminist Epistemologies, Indigenous Storywork, and Afrofuturism. To detail the history of the terms’ creation, she highlights familial storytelling influences that asked her to grasp at the roots of Black storytelling, at the foundations of Black qualitative research presentation through story. Rather than explicitly detail the fullness of the concept, Toliver provides a storied example that presents Endarkened Storywork in action, enabling readers to not only read about the method, but to also engage in the work of story alongside the author.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationArts-Based Educational Research Trajectories
Subtitle of host publicationCareer Reflections by Authors of Outstanding Dissertations
EditorsBarbara Bickel, Rita L Irwin, Richard Siegesmund
ISBN (Electronic)9789811985478
ISBN (Print)9789811985461, 9789811985492
StatePublished - Mar 18 2023
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameStudies in Arts-Based Educational Research
ISSN (Print)2364-8376
ISSN (Electronic)2364-8384


  • Endarkened storywork
  • Storytelling
  • Afrofuturism
  • Indigenous storywork
  • Endarkened feminist epistemologies


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