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Matrix Submission

Breaking Binaries Speak Truth to Power Matrix Submission


There are a lot of contradictions in life that don’t fit the tidy stereotypes that society gives us. Girls can like monster trucks and hunting, boys can like make up and dresses. Race, gender, sexuality, class, it seems like every category that people come up with is riddled with ideal images that are impossible to live up to and stereotypes that are actively harmful.

That’s what breaking binaries is about. Debunking the myths that things are either this-or-that, and instead showing that they exist on a spectrum. Challenging the stereotypes that society tries to force on us, and instead showing that life is full of contradictions. Denying people the right to tell us who we are, and instead speaking truth to power by self-identification.


The Matrix team welcome members of the PLU community including students, faculty, staff, and alumni to submit various forms of social justice-related media such as personal essays, songs, academic works, photo campaigns, videos, spoken word, poetry, and more. All forms will receive equal consideration.

Each submission is limited to 20MB. To submit additional items, please complete another submission.

Submissions for the Spring 2015 issue are open until April 6, 2015, and the book is released with much partying and celebration in May. If your work is selected, our team will notify you as soon as possible via provided email address.

Submission for Spring 2015 is now closed. Please join us next time in Fall 2015.

April 6

Submissions Due

May 15

Public Release


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