The Price of Shame

Monica Lewinsky… Do you remember her? It was 1998 and she had “an affair” with the former president of the United States of America, Bill Clinton. 17 years later I still remember that episode. It was maybe one of the biggest scandals in modern history. And yesterday, I was reading some news and I run into this video: “Monica Lewinksy – The Price of Shame”. I was curious. I lost her track long time ago. I thought that after this humiliation, she would fallen into a deep depression and would be hidden from the world, perhaps in some rehab center to recover from an addiction to drug or alcohol. A broken toy. But I was wrong.

In this short video Lewinsky changes public perception of her, by moving from a woman who was once narrowly defined by a youthful mistake to emerge as a commanding leader of anti Internet shaming force. She proves leader attitude taking a personal and embarrassing situation and tuning it into a rallying cry for compassion and tremendous fight.

Hat off Monica Lewinsky.

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