Chelsea Manning shows look as woman after prison release

2 years 6 months 2 days ago Thursday, May 18 2017 May 18, 2017 Thursday, May 18, 2017 5:02:00 PM CDT May 18, 2017 in News
By: The Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Army Pvt. Chelsea Manning revealed her new look as a woman, after being freed from a Kansas military prison and a 35-year sentence for leaking classified materials.

The transgender soldier formerly known as Bradley Manning took to Twitter and Instagram Thursday, posting a portrait photograph of her with short-cropped hair, bright red lipstick and a dark outfit with a plunging neckline.

The 29-year-old Oklahoma native included the caption, "Okay, so here I am everyone!!"

Manning was released early Wednesday from confinement at Kansas' Fort Leavenworth, after having served seven years behind bars for giving classified materials to anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks.

Manning and her attorneys have refused to divulge her post-prison whereabouts or immediate plans.

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