Chelsea Manning is ready to make a splash in Vogue’s September issue

Maybe we’ll hear more about it in her memoir. “I was honestly a bit surprised by the outpouring of love and support that I got,”   Manning   told Vogue of her highly publicized coming-out experience. The 29-year-old former intelligence analyst   for the U.S. Army, who   came out as transgender in 2013, appears in the magazine’s fabled September issue (featuring Jennifer Lawrence as the cover girl) wearing an electric red Norma Kamali swimsuit.She posted the photo — shot by the crème de la crème of celebrity photographers, Annie Leibovitz — to her   Twitter account   Thursday with the caption: “Guess this is what freedom looks like.”guess this is what freedom looks like 😊👙💋🏊‍♀️🚣‍♀️⛴️🌅🏖️🏙️ @voguemagazine https://t.co/g7YYNkcd9l 😎🌈💕   https://t.co/nyAUje52bE pic.twitter.com/n4ixFkIdVn— Chelsea E. Barack Obama commuted her sentence just days before the end of his presidency, and   Manning was released from military prison in May, despite her initial 35-year sentence.Manning had publicly acknowledged her transgender identity the day after the initial   sentencing, but remained in an all-male prison for the duration of her stay. Manning (@xychelsea) August 10, 2017 In 2013, Manning was convicted — and later   granted clemency   — for leaking an arsenal of classified military reports   to WikiLeaks. As far as Vogue is concerned, Chelsea Manning is the woman in red. Latest updates