The THRIVE (Transformative Health Research on Intersectionality, Violence, and Ethics/Equity) Collective conducts research examining the effect of ideological and systemic violence on health inequities in marginalized communities. Further, we use critical perspectives to move toward a more socially just, liberatory, and equitable science. Our collective uses intersectionality theory as a multi-level (macro, meso, micro) analytical framework to examine how systems of power affect the conditions of our lives. We also draw on intersectionality as a tool for challenging, disrupting, and dismantling systems of power in service to new modes of thinking, being, living, and dreaming. We explore a range of critical social issues such as intimate partner violence, mental illness and psychological distress, and HIV.