Abstract The use of life stories as a methodological tool for the process of teaching has been the starting point of this research experience conducted in a graduate course at the University of Almería. The experience was carried out with students enrolled in one of the subjects taught Gender master at this University. All are women. This narrative approach has shown the difficulty, aggression, abuse and the violence on the bodies of these women, as well as relations of power and inequality experienced by these students in personal contexts and gender-related professionals. Also this experience of educational research has uncovered the foundations of dialogic learning and the principles for developing a shared understanding and built from the students.