Here we describe the key principles that we see guiding storying in research, with a focus on Indigenous, critical and feminist scholarship in the arts, sociology, education, gender studies and humanities. We discuss the principles of storying: storying nourishes thought, body and soul; storying gives voice to the silenced margins; storying is embodied relational meaning making; storying intersects the past and present as living oral archives; and storying enacts collective ownership and authorship. Each principle is illustrated through storied examples.