She’s Back! Monica Lewinsky Joins Twitter

Derek Hunter Contributor
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The world’s most famous intern is returning to the public eye, sort of. Monica Lewinsky, the former White House intern known for her affair with President Bill Clinton, joined the microblogging site Twitter Monday. It’s the latest step out of the shadows for Lewinsky, who has spent most of her time since the affair that led to the impeachment of a president.

Her bio reads, “social activist. public speaker. contributor to vanity fair. knitter of things without sleeves.” So far Lewinsky has only tweeted twice, with the hashtag “#HereWeGo” and the second proclaiming her excitement about speaking at Forbes magazine’s “Under 30 Summit.”



According to the website for the Forbes event:

Forbes Under 30 Summit will bring together 1,000+ members of Forbes ’30 Under 30′ list with business leaders and mentors. The Summit will include panel discussions, keynote presentations, parties and “Shark Tank”-style pitches in front of the world’s top venture capitalists. Forbes will also host an exclusive music festival featuring top ’30 Under 30 bands’ and a food festival with top ’30 Under 30′ chefs. The goal: to create partnerships that will change the world over the next 50 years.

What advice will Lewinsky, 41, offer attendees? Her discussion is called “Monica Lewinsky and the Internet Reputation Shredder.” The description reads:

In January 1998, Monica Lewinsky made Internet history: before Facebook or Twitter or even Google existed, the 24-year-old became the first person to have her reputation globally destroyed via the Internet. Lewinsky, of course, quickly emerged at the center of a scandal that led to the impeachment of President Bill Clinton. He and the rest of the world moved on—but she could not, a fate now realized, on various scales, by millions of people — from Jennifer Lawrence to random junior high schoolers — who find themselves tarred in public, permanent ways. Lewinsky, who last talked publicly 13 years ago, will offer a singular perspective on what happened to her, and the scourge of harassment in the digital age.

Other speakers include billionaire venture capitalist Peter Thiel and Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, who will be interviewed by MSNBC’s Ronan Farrow, the much celebrated celebrity scion expected to be fired soon due over low viewership.

Welcome to Twitter, Monica. May it be kinder to you than the Clintons were.