“It’s time to burn the beret and bury the blue dress,” Monica Lewinsky writes in the June issue of Vanity Fair, available nationwide on May 13. While we thought that time should have been, oh, about 15 years ago, Monica says she is finally going to stop “tiptoeing around my past — and other people’s futures.” Now 40, she’s determined to have a different ending to her story, and part of achieving that goal is telling her side in the national media. In the piece, Monica, whose image never recovered like former President Bill Clinton’s did, sets the record straight on a number of points.

On Beyoncé’s lyrics in “Partition”: “Thanks, Beyoncé, but if we’re verbing, I think you meant ‘Bill Clinton’d all on my gown,’ not ‘Monica Lewinsky’d.'”