Chelsea Manning, the former intelligence officer who just walked free of military prison after seven years behind bars, has celebrated the occasion in a pretty understandable manner: by popping some bubbly and posting a damn confident headshot to her social media accounts. 

The 29-year-old, who announced her gender transition while serving time for leaking a massive cache of classified military documents to Wikileaks, wrote “okay, so here I am everyone!!”

Okay, so here I am everyone!! ?? . CC BY-SA! . #HelloWorld

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Manning, her representatives, and her supporters had criticised conditions in the all-male military detention facility in which she was held. 

Along with stints in solitary confinement, Manning was not allowed to keep a traditionally feminine haircut behind bars, a move which she said limited her autonomy as a transgender individual.

Accompanying her image of some post-release champers, Manning wrote “here’s to freedom and a new beginning.”

Here’s to freedom and a new beginning. . . #ChelseaIsFree

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Earlier, Manning had posted another couple of post-release shots, documenting the distinct pleasures of a new pair of Converse and some fresh pizza.

First steps of freedom!! ?? . . #chelseaisfree

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So, im already enjoying my first hot, greasy pizza ??

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In an earlier statement given to ABC News, Manning wrote “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.”

Source and photo: @xychelsea / Instagram.