Write On, Women! Discovering Personal Skills through Feminist Pedagogy and Narratives

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Ana Olga Rallón
Anna Carolina Peñaloza-Rallón


In this pedagogical proposal, we utilized Feminist Pedagogy and narratives to reveal women’s skills that they had silenced in their cover letters for employment. Five females’ narratives were analyzed using aspects of the grounded theory method to answer the question: What do women’s narratives reveal about their personal skills otherwise silenced in their cover letters? The results showed that women find strength in their spirituality, as well as demonstrating loyalty, flexibility, respectfulness, and resilience. All of the women wrote about their decision-making abilities, which included organization, responsibility, and problem-solving. Finally, the stories revealed that women’s ability to make choices defined their freedom and their future.

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Rallón, A. O., & Peñaloza-Rallón, A. C. (2021). Write On, Women! Discovering Personal Skills through Feminist Pedagogy and Narratives. HOW Journal, 28(1), 163-182. https://doi.org/10.19183/how.28.1.567
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Ana Olga Rallón, Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia

She holds a BA in Education with an emphasis on English from the University of Arizona and a course of specialization in Liberal Arts. She currently teaches undergraduates at the Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia. She has initiated several outreach programs and works to help vulnerable communities.

Anna Carolina Peñaloza-Rallón, Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia

She holds a master’s in Language Teaching from Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia and a BS in Environmental Science from the University of Arizona. She teaches second language acquisitioning, research, teaching methods, and academic writing. Additionally, Anna is a member of the research group TONGUE. She is an advocate of critical pedagogies and social equity in the community.


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