Patient Zero

Patient Zero

Monica Lewinsky became a household name in the late-’90s, perhaps not under the best circumstances. But Lewsinky, 45, who was 22 at the time of the Clinton affair, has proven it’s possible to rise above anything. After making a conscious effort to leave the spotlight and earn her master’s degree in psychology, Lewinsky has re-emerged as a social activist. Lewinsky is now touring the country to share her tale of overcoming cyberbullying of the worst kind.

Lewinsky will bring her story, “Post Positive: Change the Content,” to Durango on April 23-24 as part of the Community Foundation Serving SW Colorado’s “Making a Difference” series. She will address such social topics as survival, resilience and digital reputation. “I was Patient Zero of losing a personal reputation on a global scale almost instantaneously,” Lewinsky said in a recent Ted Talk.

There will be two chances to hear Lewinsky:

• 7 p.m., Tues., April 23 – talk followed by a panel of local experts, Community Concert Hall. Tickets $35-$55, at

• 12 noon, Wed., April 24 – talk and luncheon, Henry Strater Theatre. Tickets $100, at