My name is RM, and I am a U.S. Foreign Service Officer who is openly transgender and who transitioned in 2011 to living full time as female in the workplace. The road to this transition has been filled with twists and turns, and if I succeeded in 2011, it's because of having learned from failures in the 1970s, 1990s, and even as recently as 2000. Although my story will sound familiar to others who have walked this path, I have a unique perspective in that I am transitioning overseas in what is not your typical American office. I am writing these notes mainly for friends and family and also with the hope that my experience may be of value to others who come after me in the State Department.
Although I am employed by the U.S. Department of State, the views expressed in the notes published here are strictly my own and do not necessarily represent the views of the Department of State or the U.S. Government.
Why "Attitude Analyst?" If you are curious, read my early posting, "Always an Attitude Analyst," from July 2011.