I enjoyed the complexities with which you grappled in this paper, particularly the way in which you traced the “inextricable webs” of social and personal identity, as portrayed by the women you conversed with in your research. Having demonstrated a similar interest in the interrelationship between identity, discourse and action in my own paper, I felt that I learnt in the reading of yours, how to express more of the multiple nuances of human experience and action. The manner in which you exploded the cites of your central interest, exploring in depth how the students’ narrative understandings of their raced, classed and gendered identities, impacted on the study and employment choices they made; while simultaneously allowing the resisting discourses and actions to emerge and challenge your hypothesis, kept the richness of human experience, with its contradictory elements of possible to explain and impossible to fully understand, alive for me in the written realm of this text. I felt that you respected the voices of Nikita, Randy, Wendy, Marjorie, Denise, Tanya and Sally in your re-telling of their stories. It has however left me with a curiosity as to your own voice, and how your raced, classed and gendered identities merged with and impacted on their telling and your re-telling of their stories?