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Monica Lewinsky


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It’s hard to imagine anyone better qualified to speak about the ubiquity of bullying, humiliation and harassment in our culture than Monica Lewinsky. This August, when announced as a producer on the forthcoming series of American Crime Story, her public statement was characteristically considered, forthright and impressive: ‘People have been co-opting and telling my part in this story for decades … In fact, it wasn’t until the past few years that I’ve been able to fully reclaim my narrative, almost 20 years later.’

From her tireless leadership in anti-bullying activism to her acclaimed work with Vanity Fair, Lewinsky’s resilience, compassion and intellect have inspired audiences around the world. In what will be an unforgettable Broadside closing event, the celebrated activist and writer shares her insights, her advocacy and her story.

‘Anyone who is suffering from shame and public humiliation needs to know one thing: You can survive it … you can insist on a different ending.’

In conversation with Sophie Black.

This event will be Auslan interpreted.


Monica Lewinsky

‘Sometimes they’ll say, “I went through this, but it’s nothing like what you went through.” But I tell them that, if I drown in 60ft of water and you drown in 30ft, we both still drowned.’ Monica Lewinsky is a social activist, global public speaker, consultant and Contrib... Read more

Sophie Black

Sophie Black is a journalist, broadcaster, writer and editor with a focus on the environment, politics, media, the internet and parenting in the end times. She writes regular features and opinion for The Guardian and The Monthly. Black has worked in senior management across cultural and media organi... Read more


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90-120 Swanston Street Melbourne Victoria 3000

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