The untold truth of Monica Lewinsky
Thanks to an ongoing narrative that began more than 20 years ago, everyone thinks they know who Monica Lewinsky is. Countless unflattering and, often, one-dimensional terms have been ascribed to her: tart, floozy, stalker, that woman. Lewinsky — then a White House intern — was only 22 years old when she became entangled with the 42nd president of the United States in the mid-1990s. The fallout from her affair with President Bill Clinton led to his impeachment, and nearly brought down his administration. Additionally, the relationship and its legacy h as dogged Lewinsky in all the years since. She has since become adept at avoiding the harsh glare of the public spotlight.
Can you imagine what the headlines of your life might be if someone based them off of the mistakes you made in your early twenties? Yikes, right? A bit of investigation proves that the preconceived notions about Lewinsky are reductive at best. Here's what you may not know about the woman who has, in her own words, buried the blue dress and moved forward.