Tuesday, March 8, 2016

LISTEN: Chelsea Manning in Her Own Words | Advocate.com

I will admit I have difficulty with this, not because Manning is trans-gendered, but why she is behind bars.  I have some preconceived ideas that I still may have to work through.  The fact that she was convicted of leaking government documents being one of them.

That aside,,,
For the first time, Chelsea Manning is telling her story in her own words, in a podcast. There’s only one catch: It’s not with her own voice.

Restrictions imposed by the military prison where Manning is serving a 35-year sentence for leaking government documents prevent her from making any recording from behind bars, including both video, audio, or even still photographs.

Fight for the Future campaign director Evan Greer tells The Advocate she worked with Amnesty International to have trans actress Michelle Hendley of Boy Meets Girl fame record Manning’s words.

The convicted Army intelligence officer announced the podcast via Twitter, which like everything else involving Manning is done outside the prison using words that she dictates. 
LISTEN: Chelsea Manning in Her Own Words | Advocate.com

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