A Savage Biography
Since the dawn of this uncivilized society, women have been taught to be scared of both their minds and bodies. There has long been a need for the radical woman who dares to exist outside of the limits the world has created for her; not the housewife, not the whore, but the savage. Raquel Savage has dared to challenge the ways women are able to exist and she is proving the world is her jungle to explore.
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 is working towards her master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy.
Raquel Savage’s brand also includes #TheSavageLife, a weekly podcast about sex and social stigmas. She goes there. With humor, accessibility, and a ‘round-the-way attitude Raquel tackles the subject matters that others might push underneath the rug.
Ms. Savage is also committed to making her work accessible, substantial and personal. Raquel does Savage Sex Ed which encompasses Sex Coaching and interactive workshops. Raquel facilitates Sex Coaching sessions for individuals and couples where she is able to personalize her labor and wisdom in an intimate setting. Sex Coaching ranges from entry level education to deeper, more complicated areas like sexual dysfunction and intimacy issues. The interactive workshops can be held privately or publicly and range from topics like fetishes, ethical non-monogamy, and the female orgasm. 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.
- Myles E. Johnson