Ruby MacDougall

"Adjusting expectations is also self-care. It’s okay to do something not as perfect as you thought it would be or should be because the set of conditions that you’re working with are much different from the ones you thought you were working with when you started.”

This episode of Strength in the Midst of Change features Ruby MacDougall, a 2021 CEW+ Mary Malcomson Raphael Scholar and PhD candidate in the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures with a focus on dance studies. Ruby shares her insights about the relationship between “modern” and “ethnic” dance forms in Chinese dance history, as well as being a graduate student parent during the pandemic.

Resiliency is best demonstrated in times of change. Join CEW+ Director Tiffany Marra as she talks to students, staff, faculty, and community members connected to the University of Michigan’s Center for the Education of Women+ (CEW+) in our podcast, Strength in the Midst of Change, to hear personal and professional stories of strength and growth. Through this podcast, CEW+ seeks to create a safe place where you will be inspired by the stories of everyday people.

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