Chelsea Manning photographed for Vogue

Screengrab via Chelsea Manning  Instagram

Screengrab via Chelsea Manning Instagram

The article details Manning's life in the army and after she was sentenced to more than 20 years in prison.

In the new profile for the September issue of Vogue, Manning talks about her future and how she is planning on writing a memoir and is even considering running for office.

"Guess this is what freedom looks like", she captioned the image on Instagram.

Chelsea Manning has posed for a swimsuit shoot for the latest edition of US Vogue which was photographed by famous celeb shooter Annie Leibovitz. Back in May she released a portrait of herself on Instagram shortly after she was released from military prison.

She also spoke about her time in prison, the psychological toll of which involved her making multiple suicide attempts and being shut away in solitary confinement.

The magazine followed the trans activist as she prepared for the Lambda Literary Awards, which honours LGBT writers. "I really regret the fact that I didn't know or realize I already had the love I needed, especially from my aunt and sister-just to seek support". I gravitated more toward playing house, but the teachers were always pushing me toward playing the more competitive games with the boys.

Manning was just 22 when she shared the USA diplomatic correspondence, which included evidence of civilian deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan, profiles of detainees at Guantanamo prison camp, and low-level battlefield reports. "Why can't I fit in?"

Manning came out as transgender the day after she was sentenced.

"I'm certainly not going to say no, and I'm certainly not going to say yes". I have these values that I can connect with: responsibility, compassion.

"Anything I've done, it's me". No one told me to do this. "This is me. It's on me".

The ex-soldier was sentenced to 35 years confinement in August 2013, and released in May 2017 after Obama officially processed her commutation.

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