Portrait of Monica Lewinsky

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 Contributing Editor to Vanity Fair. She advocates for a safer social media environment and addresses such topics as digital resilience, privacy, cultivating compassion, overcoming shame and equality for women. She was recently named as a producer on the upcoming season of American Crime Story.

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