In this article, storytelling between an abuelita and abuelito and their adult grandchild serves as a site of intergenerational communication of teachings and knowledge. These communications include the preservation of cultural and historical memory, painful experiences dealing with internal and external forms of social marginalization, and the reimagining of possibilities. The author draws on two key educationally related stories more than thirty years apart shared by his abuelita to reveal how educational dreams and aspirations were thwarted and abetted. From these stories, implications for the use of intergenerational storytelling in the higher education classroom as a vehicle toward resisting social oppression are explored.
Nava, Pedro E.
"Abuelita Storytelling: From Pain to Possibility and Implications for Higher Education,"
Storytelling, Self, Society: Vol. 13
, Article 2.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/storytelling/vol13/iss2/2