This past Tuesday, Guardian editor-in-chief Katharine Viner announced that Chelsea Manning, previously known as Bradley Manning, will be joining The Guardian U.S. as a contributing opinion writer.  

In a staff memo, Viner said that Chelsea will write “occasionally from Fort Leavenworth prison on the subjects of war, gender, and freedom of information.”

Manning has previously written “I am a transgender woman and the government is denying my civil rights” for The Guardian in December of last year. She is currently serving a 35-year sentence after being convicted of leaking national security documents to WikiLeaks in 2013.

Manning will not be paid for her writing.