Many of you know me as the founder of the quirkyalone movement and the author of Quirkyalone: A Manifesto for Uncompromising Romantics. I am known as the lady who stood up and said, there’s nothing wrong with you if you have been single—even for however many years. Hold out for what you want. It’s better to be single rather than settle. I told Anderson Cooper that even when he snarled at me.
This word quirkyalone is still as relevant today as it was when I created it in 2000. I still believe in it.
A quirkyalone point of view values both the single and partnered paths; at the end of the day the connection and love we feel for ourselves is the most fundamental one.
Going Where the Energy Is
I still love quirkyalone but now I am ready to take my work to a new level of abstraction and use “quirky” as the big idea.
I renamed my personal website Sasha Cagen’s Viva Quirky. I am convening an online course called GetQuirky where we will support each other to walk the quirky path in life to accept ourselves and shine. A friend of mine here in Buenos Aires is calling me Lady Q Sasha and I think I will use that name too. (This friend is helping me develop an online quirkymeter to measure your quirky levels on any given day–stay tuned!)
Why quirky and not quirkyalone? Or Quirkytogether? I’m shaving down to the essential to go even bigger. To encompass more possibilities.
Quirky feels more expansive to me now. I needed new blood. If I have learned anything in this life, it is that you must go where the energy is. The passion. Even if you don’t have a long-term plan for how it is going to turn out, go with where the energy is.
I’m in love with flourishes of individuality in all of us. That’s the love story. I am a quirkymagnet. (I attract quirky people in my social life constantly.) We attract what we love. I want to write and talk and teach about . . . quirkyalone, and also quirkytogether, quirkyparenting, quirkytravel, quirkyyou, quirkysex, quirkysensuality, quirkytango, quirkyanything.
So you will hear from me about all those things as I elaborate my theories, share stories, and offer you courses and experiences to get in touch with the quirky in you.
Permission to be who you are
Quirky is a powerful world. The core value I want to offer you is permission and liberation to be who you are.
The secret weapon of quirky is that it’s a fun and creative path toward what we all want most: self-acceptance and self-love. Self-love is the starting point for every other relationship. And for the best things in life.
I want to help you with the courage to stand in your quirkiness. That’s what we are going to do in my class GetQuirky. Together.
Lady Q Sasha