Watch Monica Lewinsky’s Brave And Insightful TED Talk On The Price Of Shame

Since 1998, the year her affair with then-President Bill Clinton became known worldwide, it’s been hard to be Monica Lewinsky. But after years of laying low, the now 41-year-old has reemerged to talk about the price of shame in this moving TED talk. Now, I admit I made mistakes, especially wearing that beret,” Lewisnky jokes, before turning serious.But the attention and judgment that I received, not the story, but that I personally received, was unprecedented. I was branded as a tramp, tart, slut, whore, bimbo, and, of course, that woman. I was seen by many but actually known by few. And I get it: it was easy to forget that that woman was dimensional, had a soul, and was once unbroken.” I’m not gonna lie: I totally cried. [TED]