Sophie Gaulkin’s L’20 podcast focuses on growing up in a family of lobster fishermen. Her story is marked by losing her father at a young age and coping with loss growing up by the sea. She spent long days at sea on a lobster fishing boat with blood pouring from her raw salt-scratched palms, fighting against the wind, and not knowing whether they would make it home that night. She was often the only woman on the boat.
This podcast, in honor of Women’s History Month, is a fragment of Sophia’s story as told to her classmate Jake Romm L’20 who worked as a journalist before coming to Penn Law.