(NEWSER) – Bradley Manning is no more. In a statement read on Today this morning, the Army private says she will live as a woman from now on. "I want everyone to know the real me. I am Chelsea Manning. I am female," reads the statement, which is signed Chelsea E. Manning. "Given the way that I feel, and have felt since childhood, I want to begin hormone therapy as soon as possible." Manning says she wants to be referred to by her new name and by a feminine pronoun, "except in official mail to the confinement facility."