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Monica Lewinsky #BeStrong Emoji Collection

By Julie Fink
Posted On Feb 09, 2016
Monica Lewinsky #BeStrong Emoji Collection

In an effort to combat cyber-bullying and promote compassion, Monica Lewinsky has teamed up with Vodafone to create the new #BeStrong Emoji Keyboard app. The new emojis were unveiled on Vanity Fair Monday morning where she spoke candidly about her fight against bullying.

The former White House intern turned anti-bullying activist was compelled to provide a tool for teens to communicate support to each other.  Lewinsky tells People: “That is what is at the heart of the #BeStrong emojis: for people–especially teens–to feel less alone when these incidents happen online.”

A woman who knows more about bullying than anyone, 42-year old Lewinsky tells Vanity Fair:

“In 1998, when news of my affair with Bill Clinton broke, I was arguably the most humiliated person in the world,” she wrote. “Thanks to the Drudge Report, I was also possibly the first person whose global humiliation was driven by the Internet.”

“Cyberbullying, trolling, and online harassment can ensnare public officials and celebrities but also private citizens, whether teens or college kids or adults,” she wrote in a piece for Vanity Fair, where she is a contributing editor. “Thousands of people are bullied online—daily.”

We really haven’t seen much of Monica over the past years so to see her show up and pull a Kimoji is both highly impressive and bad-ass. This is a shining example of turning a huge obstacle into an opportunity. I’m glad to see Monica Lewinsky finally on the good side of the wow factor. You go girl with your eMonajis!

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I plan on downloading the #BeStrong emoji keyboard ASAP.

The free keyboard app is available for download beginning on World Safer Internet Day, TODAY, February 9, in the iTunes App Store and coming soon on Google Play.