04/09/2015 03:21 pm ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

Chelsea Manning Shares Her Transition To Living As A Woman — Behind Bars

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Growing up in rural Crescent, Oklahoma, Chelsea Manning found an oasis in a favorite room of her family home. "I loved being in my sister's room. I really admired her and wore her clothes to play in, played with her dolls, played with her makeup," she says. "She had a mirror with settings to see what you would look like in different lighting. I thought that was amazing."

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