Chelsea Manning is the woman who brought whistleblowing back into the public eye. Called a traitor by Trump on Twitter and pardoned by Barack Obama, Chelsea Manning is the former Army intelligence analyst who in 2010 released nearly three quarters of a million classified documents to WikiLeaks. The material contained State Department cables, diplomatic documents and images which revealed US marine attacks on civilians in Afghanistan, failed investigations of abuse, torture, rape and murder in Iraq and, most visibly, footage of a US helicopter air strike killing a dozen people in Baghdad.
Aside from these revelations, Chelsea Manning was a light for the trans- and LGBTIQ+ community during her time even in the military – her battle with gender identity happened during her time serving in the military, and was ignored by those in power.
At ANTIDOTE festival this year, Chelsea is telling her own story. Here are three moments in the media where she spoke her own words and shifted a nation: