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