Sasha Cagen is a writer and social media entrepreneur who builds communities around new ideas. She also coaches people to fully embrace their quirky selves single, dating, and in relationships. Cagen is the author of Quirkyalone: A Manifesto for Uncompromising Romantics and To-Do List: From Buying Milk to Finding a Soul Mate, What Our Lists Reveal About Us. Earlier in her career, Cagen founded the quirkyalone movement to celebrate people who prefer to be single rather than settle. She also created International Quirkyalone Day as an alternative to Valentine's Day.
Currently, Cagen is at work on a memoir called Wet: From Burned Out to Blissed Out. The book tells the story of how she rediscovered herself through a three-year global investigation of sensuality in South and North America. It describes Cagen's quest to get out of her head and live through her body and will share insights about how pleasure and sensuality can connect us to our selves and each other.
In a one-on-one coaching program, Become the One, Cagen uses the ideas in Quirkyalone to coach individuals on being more fulfilled single and in dating. Her online class GetQuirky helps people to discover and celebrate their individuality, creativity, and intuition, and her online class Quirkytogether 101 helps people learn skills for staying true to themselves in romantic relationships.
Cagen currently splits her time between Oakland and Buenos Aires, where she organizes retreats to share her passion for tango. Through the retreat, participants discover tango—the dance, the culture, and psicotango (how tango can be a powerful metaphor for the connecting to the self and other).