Monica Lewinsky, the onetime White House intern and mistress of former President Bill Clinton, has officially joined Twitter.

Monica Lewinsky Joins Twitter

Lewinsky, 41, made her first appearance on Twitter on Monday, simply tweeting, “#HereWeGo.” She followed it up with a short promotional tweet about the Under 30 Summit that was hosted by Forbes in Philadelphia Monday morning.

Since joining the social networking site with a verified account, Lewinsky has racked up thousands of followers, which currently number over 22 thousand. In her Twitter bio, she brands herself, a “social activist. public speaker. contributor to vanity fair. knitter of things without sleeves.”

Lewinsky On Cyber Bullying

Lewinsky has slowly been reemerging back into the public eye since she penned an essay for Vanity Fair earlier this year in which she discussed her affair with then President Clinton and how she was thrust into a harsh spotlight. “It’s time to burn the beret and bury the blue dress. I, myself, deeply regret what happened between me and President Clinton. Let me say it again: I. Myself. Deeply. Regret. What. Happened,” Lewinsky began, continuing on to state, “Thanks to the Drudge Report, I was also possibly the first person whose global humiliation was driven by the Internet.”

At the Under 30 Summit, Lewinsky endeavored to claim the title of social media harassment’s “Patient Zero,” explaining that her experience with cyber bullying coupled with the tragic suicide of gay Rutgers student Tyler Clementi after learning his roommate was publicizing his romantic life led her to activism.

“That tragedy is one of the principal reasons I am standing up here today,” said Lewinsky. “While it touched us both, my mother was unusually upset by the story, and I wondered why. Eventually it dawned on me: she was back in 1998, back to a time when I was periodically suicidal; when she might very easily have lost me; when I, too, might have been humiliated to death.”

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