Chelsea Manning wearing a wig and lipstick. "As I transition into this next phase of my life, I want everyone to know the real me", she said in a statement announcing the change.
She received a commutation from President Obama in one of his final acts in office in January after an outpouring of support for Manning from the public over her mistreatment in prison and opposition to the extremely harsh sentence.
Chelsea Manning, the former Army intelligence analyst who is set to be released from prison next week after serving almost seven years for leaking classified documents to Wikileaks, said Tuesday that she is preparing for the life she never thought she'd have.
Former President Barack ObamaBarack ObamaChelsea Manning set for prison release next week Dem vows to storm Ryan's district to protest health bill Obama's post-White House life: "Fighting Michelle to get more closet space" MORE commuted Manning's prison sentence in January, cutting short a sentence that would have originally ended in 2045. Earlier reports suggested May 17 as a likely release date. After being punished with solitary confinement for the first suicide attempt, Manning tried to commit suicide again in October. "Freedom used to be something that I dreamed of but never allowed myself to fully imagine". "I can imagine surviving and living as the person who I am and can finally be in the outside world", said the 29- year-old, who still identified as male when she was arrested.
Chase Strangio, an American Civil Liberties Union attorney who represents Manning, said in a Facebook live broadcast on Tuesday that his client was not bitter about her time in prison.
Manning was convicted in 2013 and sentenced to 35 years behind bars - the longest ever imposed for a leak conviction. "It has been far too long, too severe, too draconian", Manning's attorneys, Nancy Hollander and Vincent Ward, said in a joint statement. She has been incarcerated for seven years - far less than the 35 years to which she was sentenced, but longer than any whistleblower in USA history.
She also went on a hunger strike a year ago, which she ended after the military agreed to provide her with gender transition treatment.
Both Harden and Patrick Beverley picked up technicals for complaining about calls. "I do what the team needs", Aldridge said. With the series now shifting back to Toronto, the Raptors need to win Game 3 to have a shot at getting back into the series.
Vally said Zuma must give "the record of all documents and electronic records...that relate to the making of the decisions". He added that it was in exercise of his powers per the constitution that deserved protection.
Police spent more than a year looking for the suspect, Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton said at a press conference Monday. She was seven months pregnant with the couple's child when Mr Verdugo-Sanchez was fatally shot in front of a home.
Against Mladenovic in Stuttgart, Sharapova had three break points to earn a shot at closing the match in straight sets. Sharapova was adamant the hype surrounding the match-up didn't distract her and expected Bouchard to come out firing.
MAROUANE FELLAINI was involved in a furious tunnel bust-up after leaving Manchester United with a midfield crisis. Manchester United take on Swansea City in the Premier League at Old Trafford on 30 April, Sunday.
Seacrest will also continue to lead his shows for iHeartMedia, and the role will reportedly not affect his other TV roles. Seacrest will now record his Top 40 radio show inside the building where Live with Kelly and Ryan films.
Polls put Le Pen's rival, the liberal centrist Emmanuel Macron , comfortably ahead on 60 percent support to her 40 percent. Candidates are being reminded that jobs are a top concern for voters - less than a week before the presidential election.
Irish War Cry, who like Always Dreaming was sent off at odds of 9-2, couldn't handle the sloppy going and ended 10th. I kind of live in Xanadu sometimes. "I'm not sure we would have been able to do it without it", said Pletcher.
Juve are now eight points clear of Napoli and nine clear AS Roma with three games remaining in the season. But I'm happy because it's an important point that brings us closer to our objective", said Allegri.
Mouni Roy created a rapport with Salman Khan during her appearance on the popular television show that Khan hosts " Bigg Boss ". Let's see if the rumours turn out to be true or it's just a dream hoping to be realised by Mouni's well wishers.
Barcelona keeps pressure on Real
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Indians at Blue Jays
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Hamas elects Ismail Haniyeh to lead political office
Haniyeh used to be active within the "Islamic bloc, the student arm of the Muslim Brotherhood, where from Hamas has emerged". In the past, the two helped pay for fuel for Gaza's power plant, but haven't taken action since fuel ran out last month.
Some rivers receding, but Mississippi River remains high
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Moto Z Play Starts Receiving April 2017 Security Update
To that end, gone is the 16-megapixel, f/2.0 module, replaced by a 12-megapixel, f/1.7 component featuring dual autofocus pixels. It's mostly known for having a larger battery and a headphone jack, though it's also thicker and heavier than the Moto Z.
How to drift like a pro in 'Mario Kart 8 Deluxe'
This would also be a great build for going online and getting started with competitive and multiplayer modes if you're a novice . The Nintendo Switch saw one of its biggest game launches with the global release of "Mario Kart 8 Deluxe".
Coffee and a bagel take on new meaning
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Meteors to shower NZ skies this weekend
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