'Patient Zero' Lewinsky to Give TED Talk
She will repeat call for safer online environment
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 5, 2015 1:45 AM CST
Monica Lewinsky attends the International Documentary Association’s 2014 IDA Documentary Awards at Paramount Studios on December 5, 2014, in Los Angeles.   (Photo by Todd Williamson/Invision for IDA/AP Images)

(Newser) – Monica Lewinsky is set to deliver a speech at the TED conference later this month on a phenomenon she has described herself as "Patient Zero" of: online bullying. She will speak at TED 2015 Truth and Dare in Vancouver on March 19, reports the Daily Dot, which notes that her TED biography says the former White House intern "advocates for a safer and more compassionate social media environment, drawing from her unique experiences at the epicenter of a media maelstrom in 1998." Earlier this week, artist Nelson Shanks revealed how he sneaked a reference to Lewinsky into the portrait of Bill Clinton that hangs in the National Portrait Gallery.