Moxie Abroad

Getting in Touch

Moxie Abroad: Getting in Touch is a blog Bojana Started to document her time spent on her 2019-2020 Fulbright researching access in the arts in the Czech Republic. It comes form the viewpoint of a person living with low vision navigating a new city on her own, immersing herself in the art and culture of the place and learning to navigate different social attitudes towards disability . The blog was paused after Coklyat was evacuated from her town due to the Covid 19 pandemic. https://moxieabroad.com/

 
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Homeword Bo!

Warning! This blog post is coming to you from Heathrow airport and I am dictating everything! I am also writing this within 24 Hours Traveling straight. At this point, I have four more hours of waiting and then a six hour flight… let’s take a look at what it’s like traveling internationally while living with low vision shall we??? Foggy in Prague-y Was so foggy, I was concerned that I wouldn’t be able to navigate!This is the street outside of my flat in Prague, on my way to

Food Story: Tasting It All

Foooood!! It helps us survive and we all love it AND it’s also the “method” I used to familiarize myself to the city ofBrno. It’s one that includes seeking out as many new eateries as I could find. Part of this was for fun but the other was to push myself to learn to navigate better. Finding a new place to experience also helped get me out of the apartment and into the community. I wasn’t having super meaningful conversations but I was meeting some new people and having shor

Living it Up, it’s a Big Kick, it’s Good for You!

When I was fourteen years old, I was allowed to take some acting classes at H.B. Studios in New York’s Greenwich Village. I had to take the PATH train from Jersey City over to the Christopher Street stop in NYC. Sometimes, I skipped the classes and just went exploring. It was an area that felt safe and full of wonders. I wandered down old twisty streets, little shops which seemed like they had been there forever while intermittently smelling a variety of foods which I hadn’t

Time to Bust Out My Patronus

Maybe I will save the Byzantine processes of setting up a Czech phone and bank account for when I really need to vent about administrative details. Instead this post will have you all wading around in the moments before I” leapt “and “waited for the net to appear”. Getting around Brno was really the well from which most of my anxiety sprung. Back home, I was pretty fearless.  I’m not afraid of the NYC subway, it’s afraid of ME! There are always those knuckle heads who are on

Imagine if Princess Leia was Blind…and Living in a Country Far, Far Away…

This blog may not be as exciting as following the exploits of an intergalactic rebellion, but I CAN tell you that my blog will at least have you chuckling and sometimes raising an eyebrow in interest. This is my first blog where the main focus is writing, and this is my first post. While I’m weaving in a lot of humor into this blog, I am documenting something I take very seriously. I’m here in the Czech Republic on a Fulbright Student Research Grant, focusing on access in the