Anja Sagan (They/Them pronouns) - Bio
Anja is the co-author of an international bestselling book, poet, filmmaker, an artist and Shaman with lived experience of mental illness.
Anja has an Honours BA in Fine Art, a diploma in Graphic Design from The Ontario College Of Art and is studying filmmaking.
After the deep journey Anja went through, they came to see people not by what presents itself on the surface, but as The Divine in living form. People are are infinitely greater than any labels or stereotypes and are defined by their unique lived experience and their passions.
Their work centres around the power of the human spirit to overcome adversity and exploring our true mythic nature. Anja combines the elements of Nature, Spirituality and Love, working from the belief that all we experience comes from the Divine and speaks to us from the core of our essence.
Through self-referential narrative, Anja invites us to explore the mythic beauty and magnificence of the human experience
and what it means to be truly alive - physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. To release ourselves from the labels and perceived divisions we have taken on - dropping the boundaries, embracing our uniqueness and our genius to share the wealth of this magnificent human, global family we were created to be.
Collaboration, synergy and unification of structures is the way for the human race to move forward and release the toxic, hierarchical, greed-based scarcity we have believed in until now. We must as a species, level the playing field and work together if our species - even our planet - is to survive.
We need to see the truth of the past, learn from it and practice forgiveness to heal and grow collectively.
When not writing, creating films or painting, Anja can be found travelling, wilderness camping, hiking in nature, decorating or creating clothes, cycling or being human furniture for their beloved animal companions.
Hello! My name is Anja Sagan.
You're invited to come along with me in search of the mythic behind the mundane, find inspiration and some out-of-the-box perspectives. Sometimes insightful, sometimes irreverent - sharing reflections on how to live life as the unique and powerful people human family we were born to be.
The Unchained Woman Anthology, Luna Claire Publishing
(December 12, 2019)
(For Canadian orders): https://www.amazon.ca/Untethered-Woman-Decided-Version-Herself-ebook/dp/B082DMHHJ1
Article: Ego & The Evolution Of Human Consciousness, OM Times Magazine
Corporate Design Diploma, OCAD (now OCADU) Sep. 1986 – Apr. 1990
Bachelor of Arts (Fine Arts, Hons.) Degree, University of Guelph, ON 1991-1993
George Brown College, Film & Video Production Certificate, Toronto, ON
2015 – present
Poetry Writing, Bill Bissett, Workman Arts Sept. - Dec 2013
Memoir Writing Course, Robert Hough, Workman Arts, Mar. - May, 2014
Women’s Art Network Of Toronto – Board Member, Promotions & Livestream promotional interviews of member artists, Jul., 2014 – Aug ‘15
RISE Asset Development Course, Rothman School Of Business
Oct 6 – 27, 2014
Toastmasters International (North York Toastmasters)
Sept. 2014 – June 2015
Public Speaking – Be Bold From The Stage, Carl Richards, Kingston, Ont. Oct. – Nov. 2016
Jason Reid ~ Speak To Sell You – 10 Day Program, July 18 - 27, 2017 & Jason Reid ~ Discover Your Power Message Program (Both in Toronto)
Own The Platform, (Public Speaking) Carl Richards Sept. – Oct 2017
University Of Notre Dame Online, Mendoza School Of Business - Conflict Resolution - Sept., 2017
University of Notre Dame Online, Mendoza School Of Business – Negotiation Essentials – Mar. 2018
Poetry - Finding Your Voice, instructor: award winning poet Andrea Thompson, Toronto Mar – Jun, 2019
Open Mike, Women’s Art Network Toronto Aug. 31, 2014
Open Mike, Women’s Art Network Toronto – poetry reading July 31, 2014
Public Speaking – Be Bold From The Stage Course Presentation, Kingston - Nov 2016
MoMondays Toronto – Featured Speaker May, 2017
Be Bold From The Stage Winter Speaking Showcase, Kingston Mar. 8, 2019
Sacred Love, the light and darkness of our shared experience, words of inspiration to touch the soul
Events, upcoming publications, book signings etc.