It is a generally recognized fact that the etymologies proposed in the narratives which make up the Book of Genesis are often divergent and not always philologically correct, and though the theory (founded on Genesis 2:7 ) that connects adam with adamah has been defended by some scholars, it is at present generally abandoned.
“I feel like trans women need to be seen for more female roles, and trans men need to be seen for more cis male roles because it creates that comfortability…because, at some point, it can sometimes seem like a spectacle, and it can put us in a place of ‘We’re trending.’ I don’t want that.” As far as Rodriguez’s personal journey, her family and friends have only shown support, her confidence has skyrocketed, her dating life has improved, and she feels it “her duty” to educate those in her life about being transgender. You can’t force anyone to understand anything that they don’t want to understand. “To each his own.” Michael Gioia is the Features Manager at
“I haven’t had any problems,” she says, “but I am scared. I hate the term ‘passing,’ but I would say I’m one of the girls who are lucky enough to ‘pass.’ I don’t get as much problems when I’m walking down the street.
I’m not putting it on just to put it on—it’s genuine—but deep down inside, I wish they could see me like the character that was up on that stage. “Then I got into a stage of trying to be content with the person that I was betraying,” she says, until turning 14, when she came out to her parents as “bisexual/gay.”Before talking about how her family took the transition, she proceeds by saying, “My mom is my biggest cheerleader.” It was she who paved Rodriguez’s way to Rent. I may not even get it.’ And she was like, ‘No, you need to audition.’ And then, after that, it just took off…” Telsey Company, the casting company that took off with the 1996 production of Rent and has cast hundreds of productions on and Off-Broadway since (including Hamilton), gave Rodriguez her break.
She enrolled her child in the Summer Youth Performance Workshop at New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), where at age 18, Rodriguez was asked to audition for the theatre’s production of Rent and landed the role of Angel. It was “the biggest stepping stone in my life,” she says.
In the 2011 Off-Broadway revival of Rent, MJ Rodriguez was “just living me onstage,” she recalls. I was in character, of course, but I was also living me and telling my story through Angel.” Though typically thought of as a drag queen, Angel Dumott Schunard was more “gender queer” or “gender fluid” in Rodriguez’s eyes.
When Angel felt most herself, she was dressed to the nines in women’s clothing with full hair and makeup, and her friends addressed her as “her.” Same goes for Rodriguez, who was assigned male at birth, but felt female at heart. ’” Serve she did—receiving acclaim for her performance and the Clive Barnes Award months after making her Off-Broadway debut.
“When that gate got lifted up,” she says, “and everyone saw me as Angel dressed up, I was like, ‘This is me. Though she was living the dream onstage at New World Stages, offstage she felt incomplete.
“Every single time I came out of the stage [door], I felt like there was some part of me that was missing,” she explains from a coffee shop in midtown Manhattan, looking beautiful in blonde hair and more confident than ever before.
Thus in Genesis 2:5 , it is employed to signify a human being, man or woman ; rarely, as in Genesis , it signifies man as opposed to woman, and, finally, it sometimes stands for mankind collectively, as in Genesis .
The use of the term, as a proper as well as a common noun, is common to both the sources designated in critical circles as P and J.
As an indigenous term with the above signification, it occurs only in Phoenician and Sabean, and probably also in Assyrian.