Jun 24, 2021
Would you like your sex ed scandalous, political, pleasure-based, healing, or something else? Better yet, why not get an educator who can do it all? For this particular episode, Dr. G chats with the wildly popular Raquel Savage, founder of Savage Media and a renowned expert in sexology and sexual healing for all, including and especially those in sex work. Their conversation runs the gamut, covering race and gender, sex work, adolescent sexuality, and how whorephobia intricately connects to the shame we struggle to release as a society. Another phenomenal conversation!
Episode Transcripts are delayed, but will be forthcoming as soon as possible.
Raquel Savage was born into a life of bold resistance that she attributes to her grandparents. Growing up watching her grandfather, a Methodist minister, transgress by fighting issues pertaining to race and gay rights, Raquel grew to have a deep appreciation for social justice and an understanding of the importance of standing behind the righteous thing. Her grandmother, a rebellious preacher’s wife, was an ASSECT-certified sexuality educator who was opinionated and fearless.
In many ways, one can say Raquel Savage is carrying on the legacy of her grandmother in her own work; taking it to bolder, more progressive places, but still holding on to that same feminist spirit of sexual agency, education, and body autonomy. For Raquel, liberation is a family tradition.
As Raquel got older, she furthered her work in sexual liberation work via education. During her undergrad she created organizations like The Q Group where she created a space for queer students and later earned a board certification in Human Sexuality. Currently, Raquel holds a master’s in Counseling (Marriage and Family Therapy.)
Ms. Savage is also committed to making her work accessible, substantial and personal. Raquel does Sex & Trauma Coaching and Savage Sex Ed. Raquel facilitates Sex & Trauma Coaching sessions where she is able to personalize her labor and wisdom in an intimate setting. Savage Sex Ed includes interactive workshops which can be held privately or publicly and range from topics like fetishes, ethical non-monogamy, and orgasm. Savage Sex Ed consultations allow people to pick Raquel’s brain about a topic of their choice. In all ways, Raquel Savage is committed to educating.
Raquel Savage is one of the most progressive and promising brands in media and she shows no signs of slowing down. Her relentless rise is partly because of her education and experience, but also because of her pure passion to erase the shame around sex and sexuality. Raquel Savage isn’t just a woman with a brand and passion, she has a mission. And that mission is to turn shamed folks into unapologetic, fearless savages too.