Monica Lewinsky is the most recent celebrity (so to speak) to join Twitter.
She also used the social media website to announce her upcoming speech at the Forbes Under 30 summit:
excited (and nervous) to speak to #Under30Summit— Monica Lewinsky (@MonicaLewinsky) October 20, 2014
It was at the event that a confident Lewinsky stood behind a podium and opened up about her life – her affair with then-President Bill Clinton, the shame and the cyberbullying. She wanted to kill herself, she said, and has no idea how she survived.
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Bill Clinton called the affair an "inappropriate relationship" and his wife former Secretary of the State Hillary Clinton recently referred to her as “a narcissistic looney-tune,” and people called her everything from a tramp to a whore. The Internet, television and tabloid were all full of fingers pointing at her.
“That’s what happened to me in 1998 when public Monica, that Monica, that woman was born, the creature from the media lagoon. I lost my reputation. I was publicly identified as someone I didn’t recognize,” she said.
“And I lost my sense of self – lost it or had it stolen, because in a way it was a form of identity theft.”
It is her mission now she promised; to help other victims of cyberbullying survive the “shame game” of public humiliation.
“Having survived myself, what I want to do now is help other victims of the shame game survive too,” she said.