Chelsea Manning posts picture of herself day after prison release

Chelsea Manning / Instagram / MGN

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (CBS/AP) -- Army Pvt. Chelsea Manning posted a picture of herself on social media after being released from a Kansas military prison and a 35-year sentence for leaking classified information.

The transgender soldier formerly known as Bradley Manning posted a picture of herself with short-cropped hair and bright red lipstick to Twitter and Instagram on Thursday.

The 29-year-old from Oklahoma captioned the picture, "Okay, so here I am everyone!!"

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

A post shared by Chelsea E. Manning (@xychelsea87) on

Manning was released from Kansas' Fort Leavenworth Wednesday morning after serving seven years behind bars for contributing classified materials to WikiLeaks.

Manning's attorneys refused to tell the Associated Press and CBS News about her whereabouts or immediate plans.

Manning released another photo two days ago with the hashtag "#chelseaisfree"

According to her lawyers, Manning filed a transgender rights lawsuit in prison and attempted suicide twice last year.

Former President Obama decided to commute Manning's sentence to about seven years. House Speaker Paul Ryan called the move, "just outrageous."