In writing of the self it is impossible to tell one's own story without telling the stories of others. In supervising and sharing in collaborative dialogue with students and other researchers, self-awareness and the dynamics of relationships have been key elements in shaping and sharing ideas, and in the process of interpretation and writing. While the author writes as a feminist working within the broad discipline of practical theology, she found that engagement with other disciplines in contextual theology has enriched her understanding and enabled her feminist perspective to contribute to a wider debate. The author describes her own experience in writing, teaching and supervising, alongside published and unpublished research to examine the use of the self in feminist theological research. She explores the issues and power dynamics involved, and some of the theological implications of writing the self that have become increasingly central in feminist theological research.