This panel focuses on how we can derive strength from difference. This premise derives from Audre Lorde's statement that "Only within that interdependency of difference strengths, acknowledged and equal, can the power to seek new ways of being in the world generate." Building intersectional coalitions will be necessary to generate new institutions, new ways of leading, learning, and loving -- and only then can we dismantle the inequality and violence of the past and build a future where more people are more free. This workshop will consider what intersectionality means in the practice of pursuing transformation and change. Moving beyond simply acknowledging how different social identities combine to create advantage (and disadvantage) in different contexts, we will take Lorde's words as our charge to consider how such difference is a source of creativity and strength.