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Chelsea Manning Poses in Red Bathing Suit in 'Vogue'

Chelsea Manning wears a red swimsuit in this new feature for Vogue‘s September 125th Anniversary Collector’s Edition issue.

“That’s the part of my life I replay the most: whether or not, living in Maryland and seeing a therapist, I could have finally been able to say, ‘This is who I am; this is what I want to do.’ It was the first time in my life when I really considered transitioning. But I got scared,” the 29-year-old transgender former soldier told the mag. “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 was honestly a bit surprised by the outpouring of love and support that I got,” she continued.

If you didn’t know, Chelsea served in the military. Chelsea was sentenced under the Espionage and Computer Fraud and Abuse Acts and was supposed to spend 35 years in jail for releasing 750,000 documents to WikiLeaks. Three days before leaving office, President Barack Obama commuted her sentence.

For more from Chelsea, visit Vogue.com.

FYI: Chelsea is wearing a swimsuit by Norma Kamali.

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Chelsea Manning Shares First Photos After Prison Release

Chelsea Manning has been posing photos over the past few days after her release from prison, and she just debuted her first photo.

“I appreciate the wonderful support that I have received from so many people across the world over these past years. As I rebuild my life, I remind myself not to relive the past. The past will always affect me and I will keep that in mind while remembering that how it played out is only my starting point, not my final destination,” Chelsea, a transgender U.S. Army soldier, told ABC News in a statement.

Chelsea was sentenced under the Espionage and Computer Fraud and Abuse Acts and was supposed to spend 35 years in jail for releasing 750,000 documents to WikiLeaks. Three days before leaving office, President Barack Obama commuted her sentence.

Chelsea has been posting photos after her release to her Instagram account and you can check them all out!

Barack Obama Cuts Chelsea Manning's Sentence Short

Barack Obama is cutting Chelsea Manning‘s prison sentence short, the White House just announced.

The 29-year-old former Army intelligence was convicted of leaking classified information to WikiLeaks and has served seven years of a 35-year sentence, the longest punishment ever in the U.S. for a leaks conviction.

Chelsea, who is a transgendered woman, has attempted suicide twice while in a male prison but will be released on May 17th.

The news comes just a week after WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange agreed to extradite to the U.S. if Chelsea was freed.

Julian currently remains in the Ecuadorian embassy in London and it is not clear if a deal has been struck.