You can now tweet with that woman.
Monica Lewinsky, self proclaimed “social activist. public speaker. contributor to vanity fair. knitter of things without sleeves,” has joined Twitter. With two tweets under her belt, the woman whose blue dress almost brought down a president already has over 8,000 followers and a verified account.
Her first tweet, posted earlier this morning, is a little ominous:
#HereWeGo— Monica Lewinsky (@MonicaLewinsky) October 20, 2014
Lewinsky’s Twitter debut coincided with her speech at Forbes’ Under 30 Summit in Philadelphia, in which she addressed the issue of cyberbullying.
“I was Patient Zero,” the 41-year old told the crowd. “The first person to have their reputation completely destroyed worldwide via the Internet… Having survived myself, what I want to do now is help other victims of the shame game survive, too. I want to put my suffering to good use and give purpose to my past.”
Ironically, The New Republic reports that Lewinsky’s mentions feed is already full of mean tweets.
Welcome Monica! Don’t let the haters get you down.
Anne Cohen was the Forward’s deputy digital media editor. When she’s not looking for the secret Jewish history of Voodoo in New Orleans, or making lists about Ruth Bader Ginsburg , she writes for The Assimilator. She graduated from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism with an M.S. magazine concentration in 2012.
You Can Tweet That Woman, Monica Lewinsky