No stranger to public shaming and bullying, Monica Lewinsky is joining MacKenzie Bezos’ anti-bullying org Bystander Revolution.
Lewinsky shared the news via Twitter:
— Monica Lewinsky (@MonicaLewinsky) June 8, 2015
In the announcement, the org says that Lewinsky will work as an ambassador and strategic adviser in its efforts against bullying. Already, Bystander Revolution features several celebrities’ service announcements denouncing bullying, including those of Kevin Spacey, Elizabeth Banks and Akon.
“My experience of having been cyber-bullied and shamed for nearly two decades has given me a unique perspective,” Lewinsky said in a statement. “Having come out on the other side, I want to help other victims of the shame game survive and thrive.”
MacKenzie Bezos, wife of Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, launched the site in April 2014 to “create a source of direct, peer-to-peer advice about practical things individuals can do to help defuse bullying. The ultimate goal is the discussion and spread of simple habits of leadership, kindness and inclusion,” according to the site.
Bystander Revolution includes the previously mentioned video shorts, as well as other content from students and anti-bullying leaders that is easily shareable via social, to focus on “simple but powerful actions” that bystanders can do to help.