Hello! I’m Sasha Cagen. I am the author of Quirkyalone: A Manifesto for Uncompromising Romantics and I founded the quirkyalone movement.
I’ve been writing, talking, thinking, coaching, and teaching about being living an inspired, empowered quirkyalone, quirkytogether, a quirkyslut life, and more since all the way back in the late 90s when I first coined the term “quirkyalone” in a 700-word essay in my own magazine To-do List.
Amazingly the adventure continues as this movement gathers steam and is always taking on new manifestations. I never could have predicted that fusing these two words together would be so powerful, or that so many different kinds of people from all over the world would identify so strongly with “quirkyalone” and become part of this movement.
Quirkyalone stands for confidence, true love, self-love, authenticity, and connection. It’s not so much about being happily single (although we stand for that too) as it is about being happy within yourself, where you are single or in a relationship. Quirkyalone is about being true to yourself and forging relationships based on your authenticity. Those are my values too, as I craft a life that feels authentic to me, and I help others do the same in my private coaching, online classes, and travel adventures.
My work a writer, life coach, and community-builder has been featured in the New York Times, CNN, NPR, USA Today, MSNBC, London Guardian and more.
When I’m not writing or coaching, you can find me dancing tango, either in Buenos Aires or in the Bay Area. Or watching a marathon of Downton Abbey or House of Cards. I love to travel and spent more than a year traveling alone in South America. Those travels will be told in my new book, a memoir called Wet. WET — yes, you heard the title right, is the story of how I faced the darkness in my past and found my power as a woman through my sensuality and sexuality. WET is percolating in my computer and I can’t wait to share it with you.
Rhode Island is my home state. And Rhode Island is pretty quirky. So that might explain it. . . I currently split my time between Oakland, California and Buenos Aires, where I teach women tango and how to use tango as a metaphor for their live and relationships.
If you are interested in receiving private coaching from me, send me a message and tell me what you would like to explore or achieve, and if we seem like a good fit I will send more information about my coaching programs.