Chelsea Manning changed the course of history. Now she's focusing on herself.

Source: Vogue
by Nathan Heller

"One hot, humid early-summer evening in New York, a hired car slows on Bleecker Street, and a young woman inside prepares for her first party out in years. She is wearing a midnight-colored semiformal dress by Altuzarra and Everlane ankle boots with heels. Her hair is trimmed into a pixie cut; her makeup softens, but won't hide, a dust of freckles. 'I don't know if I'll know anybody,' she fretted earlier, but she seems to have quelled what nerves remain. She is accompanied by a couple of men who surround her like guards. For the first time in a long time, that's a welcome thing. Chelsea Manning — graceful, blue-eyed, trans — smiles and prepares herself. Since her release from the Fort Leavenworth prison, on May 17, Manning has been living in New York, with a low profile. Tonight she will make her social debut in her own skin." (for publication 09/17)

http://www.vogue.com/article/chelsea-manning-vogue-interview-september-issue-2017