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

Traveling Blind is Like Crowd Surfing Naked

One of my sisters sent me a message recently about this trip. Amongst the advice and concern was an insightful sentence she wrote, “One thing is for certain, you have cleared away any stagnation in your life, right?”. Yes, big sister, you are indeed extremely right! Before this trip, Mike and I probably had fallen in to the typical committed relationship routine. It’s hard being active when you have the person you enjoy being with the most at home while grub hub and Netflix a

Leaving the Jersey Shyer

A Little Coklyat and a Dash of Gibran Sometimes, a quote can just say all you need in one line, “For even those who limp, go not backwards.”, written by Khalil Gibran. I come from a family of quote lovers. My dad, “Success is 1% inspiration and 200% perspiration.” He’d write them down and then put them up around the apartment. To inspire himself and me and my brother.  As an adult, I found my own, and used them sometimes in my art and of course on Myspace many moons ago but n