Chelsea Manning Got Out Of Prison Then Signed Up For Instagram

Chelsea Manning has spent the past seven years in a military prison near Leavenworth, Kansas¬†following distributing classified information to Wikileaks as a whistleblower. When she was first arrested, she was a 22-year-old U.S. Army soldier leading a life as a man named “Bradley.”

Now she has undergone a full gender transition, changed her name to Chelsea, received a commuted sentence from President Obama before he left office, and now has finally been released from prison. What did she do first?

She signed up to Instagram and revealed to the world her new look!

Okay, so here I am everyone!! ? . . #HelloWorld

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Chelsea has already shared 4 photos expressing her gratitude and happiness for her newfound freedom.

First steps of freedom!! ? . . #chelseaisfree

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So, im already enjoying my first hot, greasy pizza ?

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Here’s to freedom and a new beginning. . . #ChelseaIsFree

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And with her account only being one day old, she’s already amassed nearly 30,000 followers. We hope she continues to share a glimpse into her world as she experiences all that she’s missed out on over the past decade.

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