Moving On
Chelsea Manning

Chelsea, take a look at the responses here — for a significant (and, I suspect, growing) segment of the population you are defined as an inspiration, not as the person who exposed secrets but as a person who survived that event, redefined herself, and lives honestly and openly despite that event. You made a mark. On a lot of people. In a positive way. Not many people can claim that!

One day the description of you as an exposer of secrets will be a footnote on your Wikipedia page, overshadowed by descriptions of the role you play in inspiring and encouraging people like you to thrive.

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