By Nicole Roman, Account Executive
After spending several years as a recluse, Monica Lewinsky has returned to the public eye. This raises a ton of questions: Why is she writing this now? What’s her next move? And, of course, what do her words mean for Hillary Rodham Clinton? Through a Vanity Fair article, public speeches and Twitter she has become the spokesperson for cyber bullying. Within minutes of sending out her first tweet she was attacked by an army of unfriendly and shaming comments. So why is Lewinsky speaking out now? Because she is ready to share her side of the story.
Does anyone still really care what she has to say? I do. I want to hear what she has to say. People crave drama and will and have naturally made their own conclusions regarding her judgment and the choices she made as White House intern. Monica Lewinsky made a mistake 15 years ago.
She has lived a life of seclusion since her affair and moved to another country, England to study and attend graduate school. She was disgraced, humiliated and suicidal. On the flip side, President Bill Clinton has been able to move forward and on with his life to become the charming and beloved “Comeback Kid” as he’s called. According to a new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll, today, Clinton is the most popular politician in America. His wife is likely to be the Democratic nominee for president in 2016.
Lewinksy is ashamed and regretful of her past. Regretful. She has taken responsibility for her actions and wants to move forward. She is telling her own story and come clean with her past. People need to let her move on and let go of a decision she made in her early 20’s. She is now a 40-year old woman in control of her reputation and embracing life. She has chosen to stop tiptoeing around her past and ignore the noise. She has decided to emphasize positive lessons from her experience. We should all be so brave. She is a survivor.