Forthcoming: A remarkable journey of learning from and with my close friends and colleagues Jacques Chevalier and Michelle Bourassa, between 2005 and the present day. Together, we have tried not only to change the world, as activists intend, but also to make a difference to the world of academia, something I would never have aspired to do on my own. The chapter is an account of tendencies, influences and lessons that shaped our work together and our working relationship. Many of the insights are already written down in the books we published together, with Jacques’ theoretical and methodological touch. In this chapter, I add my narrative voice and reflect on the magic of our personal and professional differences and similarities — the patterned fabric we wove together.