GWIS Quarterly Magazine is an enterprise founded, produced, authored, and published by graduate women in STEM and related fields, focused on understanding, discussing, and #disrupting the intrinsically exclusionary culture in STEM academia. Born out of the GWIS communications committee, GQM is an outward- focused public engagement project, with the goal of breaking the silence and isolation that characterizes the collective and individual experiences of those navigating academia with marginalized identities.

We work to cultivate and showcase the unique ability of scientists to blend our truth-seeking interests, training, and cultural experiences within STEM to provide a multidimensional analysis of the institution itself, and the respective roles of oppressive agents in the breakdown of the academy’s mission for equity in education.  By casting our critical eyes inwards, to understand our personal contributions to the systems of oppression within which we exist, and outwards, towards engaging other academics and institutional members, we work to develop the self awareness to become better leaders ourselves and to help create mechanisms for institutional movement towards equity and inclusion in higher education.

On the GQM team,  we work to embolden ourselves and each other to claim space, tell the truth, and make our too-often-silent voices heard. We strive for the development of contributors as authors, honing their written and visual communication skills and empowering them to be effective and confident communicators.

The ability of our contributors to write honestly about their experiences and openly express their thoughts is the foundation of this publication, and its entire reason for existing. We welcome well thought out, honest responses, full expression of assenting and dissenting views, and engaging, meaningful and growth-oriented conversation. Publication in the magazine is not predicated on agreement with other authors, the editors, or the public, and we welcome diversity of process, style, and opinion. The editorial team does not tolerate attempts to intimidate, shame, or otherwise silence our authors, and reserves the right to remove or deny acceptance to works or authors that act in a manner in opposition of the goals of this publication or our organization’s mission statement, including those that seek to defame, diminish, or oppress our contributors.

This magazine is rooted in intersectional feminism. We are anti-racist, anti-sexist, anti-misogynistic, anti-homophobic, anti-transphobic, anti-classist, anti-fascist, anti-xenophobic, and anti-ableist.

GQM is published under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives (CC-BY-NC-ND) license. We encourage you to share the content of GQM with colleagues, friends, and acquaintances. We only ask that you quote us exactly, in the appropriate context, with proper attribution.


The team is expanding and we want you! Experience isn't necessary, just  enthusiasm, and a desire to make STEM a better place for all.  There are lots of ways to contribute, at varying levels of time commitment.  We can't wait to work with  you!



Use this form to pitch the magazine team with anything from a one sentence idea to a full length piece to an entire magazine issue theme. 

Your thoughts are unique and valuable, and we would love to help you share them. We love new contributors of all types, all points of view, at all levels of experience, and our editors will work with you as much as you want to bring your piece to a state where you feel happy, proud, and empowered to share it with our readers. Whether you create a masterpiece a week or mostly communicate using emojis, come as you are and we'll work through it together! 

We love submissions of all types, including long and short written pieces, artwork, compilations,  poetry, photography, and anything else you can come up with. Or, propose a theme!