Hi! I’m Sasha. I believe we shine most when we accept ourselves.
I have always been a writer. I’m also a coach, teacher, explorer, and tanguera. I’m a fan of this quote from Dorothy Parker: “The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.” I write books, teach online classes, and organize thought-provoking retreats. I also offer one-on-one mentoring.
My two books (so far) are Quirkyalone: A Manifesto for Uncompromising Romantics (Harper One) and To-Do List: From Buying Milk to Finding a Soul Mate, What Our Lists Reveal About Us (Simon & Schuster). My essays have appeared in the Village Voice, Utne, Men’s Health, Women’s Health, San Francisco Chronicle, 7 x 7, and numerous anthologies.
I’m currently at work on a memoir about the year in which I completely changed my life by leaving my life in Silicon Valley to travel alone in South America. Stay tuned, this will be a juicy book! Sign up for my mailing list to stay on top of publication developments.
I’m a connoisseur of the quirky in all of us. I’ve combined my lifelong research into quirkyness with my training as a life coach to create Get Quirky, an online course to help you celebrate the quirky in you. I believe when we get playfully quirky, we automatically become more self-accepting, creative, and connected with others.
My work as a writer and community-builder has been featured by more than 100 national outlets, including CNN’s Anderson Cooper, Countdown with Keith Olbermann, NPR, Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and USA Today.Tango is a big passion for me. Tango teaches me how to be centered in myself and express that through my body, and to connect to another at the same time. I moved to Buenos Aires to live tango at the source. From 2007-2010, I worked in the social media industry. I cofounded the street fashion social network StyleMob and served as Chief Marketing Officer. Then I worked for the company who acquired us, Glam Media. I’m still connected to the startup world and consult to startups sometimes on marketing and product.
I love to see the world from different angles. I love absorbing languages and cultures. I speak French, Spanish, and Portuguese.
I was born and raised in Rhode Island and have spent most of my adult life in the Bay Area. I currently split time between Buenos Aires and Oakland.
If you would like to work with me or simply have more quirky in your life, here are some ways you can work with me:
I offer one-on-one mentoring.
Update: If you love my book Quirkyalone and want to make these principles more real in your life you can get support directly from me. I work as a coach to help people enjoy being single as the foundation for a happy life–and a great relationship. I have a structured 3-month program Project Enjoy where I work with you one-on-one to create a transformation in this area of your life to be happy with or without a partner. I also offer coaching on other life issues, including taking bold life leaps and creative projects. Be in touch!
I will happily receive your email at sasha at sashacagen.com.
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My literary agent is Jill Grinberg.
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