When she was 22, she fell in love with her boss.
17 years later, having had her life ruined by media scrutiny, slut-shaming and online humiliation, she’s being very brave and speaking out against online bullying and, as she puts it, changing her narrative.
She’s an amazing public speaker, as it turns out, and makes some amazing points about online bullying and shaming; that young people now aren’t psychologically equipped to deal with the abuse they may receive online, that mistakes don’t define you and that attention and judgement that she personally received was overwhelming.
She also talks about how her mother wouldn’t let her even shower with the door closed in the aftermath of 1998’s scandal, for fear that she might not see her alive again.
Here it is in full, along with four other amazing TED Talks I watched and listened to today:
1. Monica Lewinsky: The Price of Shame
2. Hannah Fry: The Mathematics of Love
3. Andy Yen: Think Your Email is Private?? Think Again…
4. Emily Balcetis: Why Some People Find Exercise Harder Than Others
5. Ben Ambridge: Ten Myths About Psychology, Debunked
Enjoy, I know I did!