The Life Experiences That Made Justice Sonia Sotomayor the Badass She Is Today
You may know Sonia Sotomayor for being the first Latina justice and third woman to be a member of the United States Supreme Court. She was nominated by Obama in 2009, and since then, the native New Yorker of Puerto Rican parents has published a memoir and two children's books, made history in the courts, and consistently advocated for Latinx rights. On Jan. 20, she made history again by swearing in our first female vice president, Kamala Harris. We're looking back on the justice's life to celebrate how a daughter of immigrants has, as she puts it in her memoir My Beloved World, "been shaped by various circumstances in my early life, especially the ones that didn't naturally promise success."