Trans whistleblower, Chelsea Manning has shared her first photos on social media after leaving prison.
Chelsea Manning wasted no time tweeting “Okay so here I am everybody” on her Instagram page after she was released from prison. The simply captioned post attracted over 21,000 likes and nearly 4,000 comments within hours.
The new picture gives a complete view of how Chelsea Manning is starting to live her life outside prison confines. Up until the face picture release, Chelsea had kept her physical transformation hidden, with photos showing only her foot or hand.
Manning was imprisoned for one of the largest leaks of classified documents. She was sentenced to 35 years. Her sentence was commuted by President Obama, as one of his last acts as president.
Since her release, Chelsea has been documenting parts of her release, including a picture of her first steps of freedom along with her first meal outside of prison, which was a “greasy pizza”. She also enjoyed a glass of Champagne, saying, “Here’s to freedom and a new beginning”.