Princess Sarah Culberson

Find Your Roots and Become Who YOU Want to Be

Sierra Leone Princess. Humanitarian. Educator. Author.

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“Your voice connects the world and makes a difference."

Sarah Culberson was adopted one year after her first birthday by a loving, white West Virginia couple and raised in the United States with little knowledge of her ancestry. In 2004 Sarah took the journey to Sierra Leone to meet her birth father and family and discovered she was considered a mahaloi, the child of a Paramount Chief, with the status of a princess. After going to Sierra Leone and seeing the aftermath of an 11 year civil war she co-founded Sierra Leone Rising, a non-profit to support the community. Sarah shared her story in a book she co-authored titled, “A Princess Found”. Her story has been featured on CNN, Good Morning America, BBC radio, LA Times, Singapore News and many other media outlets. Her passion for education does not stop with Sierra Leone; as Director of Outreach at the Oakwood School in Los Angeles, Sarah works daily with middle and high school students.

learn more about Princess Sarah's message on Leadership, diversity and Inclusion, and community

Humanitarian

FOSTERING EDUCATION,
PUBLIC HEALTH & FEMALE EMPOWERMENT
Sarah co-founded the non-profit Sierra Leone Rising. Formed in 2006 to support education, and the rebuilding of Bumpe High School after the 11 year Blood Diamond war.
Sierra Leone Rising

Author

Adopted one year after her birth by a white, West Virginia couple, Sarah was raised in the United States with little knowledge of her ancestry. In 2004, Sarah tracked down her biological parents. She never imagined what she would discover: she was related to African royalty
Sarah's Book

Featured Press

SARAH'S STORY HAS BEEN FEATURED .
in the LA Times, Chicago Tribune, BBC radio, NPR, “Oprah and Friends” radio show, Newsweek, People, and Glamour. She also appeared on Good Morning America, CNN, Inside Edition, and more.
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Inspiring Speaker

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Programs

Raised in West Virginia by her adopted parents, Sarah Culberson had little knowledge of her ancestry. She grew up in a loving, white household, but she had questions about her identity and biracial roots that led her to hire a private investigator. When she began her unforgettable journey to find her family, she never imagined what she would discover or how it would change her life: she was related to African royalty. Her biological grandfather is the Paramount Chief of a village in Sierra Leone, West Africa and Sarah is considered a Mahaloi, with the status of a princess.

Princess Sarah takes an audience on her journey from princess to humanitarian. She shares that everyone has to earn their title, whether it’s that of being a mother, a company leader, or new team hires. The title alone does not give a person success. Sarah’s talk focuses on core values that attendees can use personally and professionally:

  • Build a community and culture
  • Embrace diversity and inclusion
  • Overcome your fears to live your dreams

From a dancer to princess, to humanitarian (where she co-founded a non profit, Sierra Leone Rising, to support rebuilding education, public health, and female empowerment), to being an educator (as director of Outreach at the Oakwood School in LA), Princess Sarah uses warmth and humor in her keynote to provide a unique experience filled with stories, images, art, and above all, kindness.

The result of her keynote is a challenge, to all attendees, to make their own discovery of self identity and transformation.

Topics

Diversity and Inclusion
Social Entrepreneur and Causes
Leadership and Inspiration
Motivational
Empowerment Speaker
Culture

Best Client Types

Corporate
Associations
Women’s Conferences
Education/College/University
Gala/Special Events

Best Attendee Types

Leadership
Management
Organizational Teams
Women and Youth

Princess Sarah Culberson Featured In...

The LA Times, Chicago Tribune, BBC radio, NPR, “Oprah and Friends” radio show, Newsweek, People, and Glamour. She also appeared on Good Morning America, CNN, Inside Edition, and more.


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