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.