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Princess of Sierra Leone. Humanitarian. Educator. Author of "A Princess Found".

Princess Sarah Culberson

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Speaker on Empowerment, Leadership, and Diversity & Inclusion. An internationally-known thought leader, TEDx speaker and artist.

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5 out of 5 stars

“Although I knew Sarah had an interesting story and that she was a seasoned speaker, I could not have anticipated how compelling and impactful her presentation would be. The room was completely captivated as she walked us through her personal story of discovery, self identity and transformation. Her speaking style is incredibly engaging and her topic spoke to us in a way that made us take a moment of personal reflection and purpose. I would recommend her for a talk to any group.”

Why you should book Princess Sarah Culberson for you next event

  • Princess Sarah is a humanitarian, author, and an engaging speaker on diversity and inclusion. She uses her personal story of being adopted and growing up in a bi-racial family as well understanding cultural differences as a real-life princess of Sierra Leone.
  • Sarah’s book, A Princess Found, will be adapted into an upcoming movie from Disney.
  • Sarah 10 years+ of  developing and presenting Diversity & Inclusion programs for corporate groups, universities and numerous educational institutions.
  • Princess Sarah has recently been featured on the Tamron Hall Show and NBC News.
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Princess Sarah Culberson has an extraordinary journey that has been featured on CNN, GMA, BBC among numerous other publications worldwide which has trended #1 globally in over 60 countries. She is an internationally-known thought leader, TEDx speaker, artist and educator whose work addresses biracial and cultural identity and raises awareness of issues impacting Sierra Leone. 

Why you should book Princess Sarah Culberson for you next event

  • Princess Sarah is a humanitarian, author, and an engaging speaker on diversity and inclusion. She uses her personal story of being adopted and growing up in a bi-racial family as well understanding cultural differences as a real-life princess of Sierra Leone.
  • Sarah’s book, A Princess Found, will be adapted into an upcoming movie from Disney.
  • Sarah 10 years+ of  developing and presenting Diversity & Inclusion programs for corporate groups, universities and numerous educational institutions.
  • Princess Sarah has recently been featured on the Tamron Hall Show and NBC News.

She shared the story of reuniting with her birth father in A Princess Found: An American Family, an African Chiefdom, and the Daughter Who Connected Them All, coauthored with Tracy Trivas and published by St. Martin’s Press. A Princess Found is now being adapted into a major motion picture for Disney Studios by award-winning filmmaker Stephanie Allain.

Princess Sarah and her brother, Hindo Joseph Kposowa, founded the non-profit Sierra Leone Rising which provides clean drinking water, sanitary pads for girls, education, medical attention, resources to build schools and technology centers, and more throughout Sierra Leone. Her work in business and technology has led her to create upcoming projects including an animation show with Randy Jackson as well as a Roblox game to connect and educate children about cultures around the world.

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Princess found: You are more than your title

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
  • Empowerment
  • 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.

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Fear to Fabulous: Overcoming your fears & taking on dreams

In ‘Fear to Fabulous’ Sarah Culberson explores how she achieved her dream of connecting with her biological family: an experience that changed the trajectory of her life for the better. She began her journey faced with the fear of rejection but stepped into a fabulous world where she met her family, connected with her tribe, and accepted the responsibility of supporting those with low visibility.

Discovering her heritage revealed a new purpose where she actively works alongside community leaders in order to promote various infrastructure, public health, and female empowerment initiatives throughout Sierra Leone. With both a BFA and MFA in theater, Sarah mastered public speaking and acts as an advocate to campaign for diversity, equity, and  self-discovery.

Sarah inspires others with her experience of how she embraced the unknown and ventured into a wonderful world where she found what she is meant to do in her lifetime.

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How Fear and Assumptions Can Create a Better Life | Princess Sarah Culberson | TEDxDelthorneWomen

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“Sarah delivered a meaningful message with a lot of key takeaways. We received positive feedback from our employees regarding her presentation. The event was rated high in the survey administered to attendees.”

Prudential

“Princess Sarah was FANTASTIC! She was engaging, a phenomenal storyteller, and I’ve received really great feedback about her presentation.”

Danaher

“Sarah, you are so special–we’ve been honored to have you join us! There are already conversations about what else you can do with us.”

Capital One

“Sarah is AMAZING! She did an awesome job at both events relating both to young girls and to the older donor crowd at night. Everyone loved her and loved hearing about her incredible journey. Sarah is passionate and genuine — just a wonderful person and we loved having her as our guest speaker!”

Bethany Christian Services
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5 out of 5 stars

“Although I knew Sarah had an interesting story and that she was a seasoned speaker, I could not have anticipated how compelling and impactful her presentation would be. The room was completely captivated as she walked us through her personal story of discovery, self identity and transformation. Her speaking style is incredibly engaging and her topic spoke to us in a way that made us take a moment of personal reflection and purpose. I would recommend her for a talk to any group.”

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