Sister is an online publication amplifying the voices of gender minorities in STEM fields.
Our mission is to change the narrative so that it genuinely represents and advances those who are gender minorities in STEM. Our goal is to publish stories that illuminate the lived experiences of real people in STEM and the topics that matter to them.
Our vision is to make STEM more inclusive. With the belief that narratives shape reality, we amplify the voices that are challenging STEM to change for the better.
Sister’s founder, Jenna, was working as an editor for a science magazine when she noticed the homogeneity of the dominant voices in STEM, despite the demand for a more expansive conversation. At the same time, she was getting fired up by what she was personally seeing and experiencing within the STEM industry — it was evident that many STEM spaces were not welcoming or even safe for all people, and change wasn’t happening fast enough. Jenna turned to independent media as a way to tell a different STEM story and push for real change.
Sister began in 2018 as a media platform and online community. Since then, it has become a resource for inclusive science communication, the subject of a poster presented at the 2019 Equity in STEM Community Convening, and a 2021 Peggy Girshman Idea Grant recipient.
Thanks to Sister’s incredible authors and supporters, we are pushing the boundaries of the conversation and joining in the movement to change STEM for the better.