Social Activist & Contributing Editor to Vanity Fair
Monica Lewinsky is a social activist, a global public speaker, a contributing editor to Vanity Fair and a consultant. She advocates for a safer social media environment and addresses such topics as digital resilience + reputation, privacy, cultivating compassion, overcoming shame and equality. Read More >
TEDTalk: The Price of Shame
The Internet's Reputation Shredder
The Epidemic [Trigger Warning]
In Real Life #BeStrong [Trigger Warning]
Based on her TED talk that has been viewed over 10 million times, Monica discusses how through online content, shaming others to make a profit has become commonplace. At the age of 24, she went from a private citizen to a humiliated public figure due to the expansive nature of the internet-centered news cycle. Now, in the age of social media, Monica provides insight into the painful realities of cyberbullying and online harassment. In her speech, she mixes her own experiences of public humiliation enhanced by the digital revolution with ways to find compassion and empathy through social media.
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