Alexandra Chandler was one of the military’s top intelligence analysts. She transitioned while working at the Defense Department, and is now running for Congress in MA’s 3rd District.
Here’s what it was like for her to transition while working a high powered, high stakes job in the US government:
“I became a leader, which I had never really been at work before. And I did a lot more good for the mission than I would have ever done otherwise. And I’ll tell you why: When you can barely stand the sound of your own voice, where you can barely stand the sight of yourself, how can you properly go into a meeting and discuss the toughest problems out there and bring your best solutions to the table? You can’t. So once that was dealt with, I was so much more effective.”