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Monica Lewinsky to deliver a TED Talk this month

Monica Lewinsky continues to break her decade-long silence.


Melanie Price


Posted on Mar 4, 2015   Updated on May 29, 2021, 9:30 am CDT

Monica Lewinsky broke her decade-long silence with an acclaimed essay written for Vanity Fair less than a year ago, and that was just the beginning. 

Lewinsky, a self-proclaimed social activist, who was at the center of Bill Clinton’s impeachment trial after being accused of having affair with the then-president, is scheduled to speak at the TED 2015 Truth and Dare in Vancouver, Canada, on March 19. 

“Monica Lewinsky advocates for a safer and more compassionate social media environment, drawing from her unique experiences at the epicenter of a media maelstrom in 1998” goes her TED biography.

In October Lewinsky spoke against cyberbullying at Forbes’ 30 Under 30 summit, where she referred to herself as “patient zero” of the Internet shaming era.

In her much-anticipated public address, the former mistress of President Clinton revealed her plans to launch a “cultural revolution” against online harassment.

Lewinsky launched her Twitter account Oct. 20 before speaking at the summit and has quickly gained over 70,000 followers. 

Screengrab via Forbes/YouTube 

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*First Published: Mar 4, 2015, 8:40 pm CST