Th ere are many strengths demonstrated in Tuck et al.’s chapter 4 of this volume, not the least of which is the young researchers themselves. Th e relatively mild metaphor of being “pushed” (as opposed to dropped or thrown out) belies their strength as well as the violence to which schools subject soul and psyche. It’s worth noting that the women of CREDD have already defi ed the odds; it takes tremendous courage not to get lost in the cycle of cynicism and despair that accompanies the experience of being discarded. Th ough CREDD served as a life raft , the women clearly chose to climb aboard and take on the struggle of defi ning not only collective survival but also survivance.1