Invite Sarah to Speak
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 in 2004. 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. After meeting her family and the Mende people, she learned of the difficulties and privations of Sierra Leone’s people following a brutal 11-year civil war that ended in 2002.
Sarah’s role within the ruling Mende family has taught her to model the responsibilities of a princess, including the preservation of community and culture.Since coming into her title, Sarah has co-founded the non-profit Sierra Leone Rising to support rebuilding education, public health, and female empowerment in Sierra Leone. She has also written a book entitled A Princess Found: A Journey Through Adoption, War, and Forgiveness and she has become the director of service-learning at Oakwood School in Los Angeles.
Sarah speaks nationally and internationally, sharing her story and the inspirational quest that led her across the world to learn of the chiefdom she could one day call her own. Sarah’s passionate and genuine storytelling instantly connects with and captivates crowds of all ages as she tells her personal story of discovery, self identity, and transformation.
Unique Lives & Experiences
NORTH AMERICA'S FOREMOST
WOMEN'S LECTURE SERIES...
- MARLEE MATLIN
- GLORIA STEINEM
- SARAH CULBERSON
- CAROL BURNETT
- MADELEINE ALBRIGHT
It is the goal of the series to bring you not only familiar faces, but inspirational stories and unique perspectives – people at the very heart of issues who encourage us to examine and refresh our views.
Suggested Speaking Topics
Past Speaking Engagements
- DIVERSITY & INCLUSION - ZOOMCAPITAL ONE | 2020
- AT&T Dream in Black - New Orleans, LAEssence Festival Speaker
- San Jose, Ca and Toronto CanadaThe Unique Lives Speaking Series
- San Diego, CANAIS People of Color Conference
- SAN FRANCISCO, CAACT /THE AMERICAN CONSERVATORY THEATER
- University of Central FloridaUniversity of Central Florida
- Morris, MNUniversity of Minnesota at Morris
- Notre Dame, INSt. Mary’s College
- LOS ANGELES, CATHE WILDWOOD SCHOOL
- Los Angeles, CAWindward School
- Minneapolis, MNBlake School
- Malibu, CAPepperdine University
- Pasadena, CAUnited Nations chapter in Pasadena
- Montclair, NJMontclair Kimberley Academy
- Los Angeles, CACurtis School
- Los Angeles, CAVista Mar School
- San Francisco, CALick- Wilmerding School
- Calabasas, CAViewpoints School
- Carpentaria, CACate School
- Dallas, TXParish Episcopal School
- DIVERSITY & INCLUSION - ZOOMPRUDENTIAL | 2020
- SANTA ANITA CADISNEY CONCERT HALL - CALIFORNIA PHILHARMONIC
- PACIFIC PALISADES, CAPAUL REVERE MIDDLE SCHOOL
- Omha, NENebraska Children’s Home Society
- Grand Rapids, MichiganBethany Christian Adoption Services
- LOS ANGELES, CAUSC , UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIAN ANNENBERG
- Bloomington ILYWCA
- MALIBU, CAPEPPERDINE UNIVERSITY
- PADADENA CAGOOD DAY PASADENA SHOW
- LOS ANGELES, CACURTIS SCHOOL
- Los Angeles, CAThe Oakwood School
- Morgantown, WVCheat Lake Middle and elementary School
- Morgantown, WVUniversity High School
- Bremerton, WABremerton Elementary & High Schools
- Weirton, WVWest Virginia Rotary Annual Conference
- Redondo Beach, CARotary Club of Redondo Beach
- Los Angeles, CALA 5 Rotary
- North Hollywood, CACampbell Hall
- San Francisco, CAUrban School
- DIVERSITY & INCLUSION - ZOOMDANAHER | 2020
- Los Angeles, CAArcher School for Girls
- Los Angeles, CAJapanese America Museum
- BALTIMORE, MDSIERRA LEONE YOUTH CONFERENCE
- Los Angeles, CA2010 ABWHE National Conference
- Wellesley, MaWELLESLEY COLLEGE
- PENNSYLVANIA, PAUNIVERSITY OF INDIANA
- MORGANTOWN, WVWEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY
- MONTCLAIR, NJ MONTCLAIR KIMBERLEY ACADEMY
- San Rafael, CASt. Marks School
- Pasadena, CAInterview for Good Day Pasadena Show
- Long Beach, CAApostrophe Books
- Pasadena, CAVromans Book Store
- Santa Monica, CADiesel Books
- Oakland, CACollege Preparatory School
- San Francisco, CAACT (The American Conservatory Theater
- Los Angeles, CAI Have A Dream Foundation
- Newton Square, PAEpiscopal Academy
- Pittsburgh, PAThe Ellis School
- Dallas, TXUrsuline Academy
What to Expect
Sarah shares her princess powers, leadership skills, motivation and inspiration - captivating audiences around the world with her story!
Sarah is a charismatic speaker who manages to deliver powerful and serious messages with warmth and humor. Her speaking style inspires audiences to take a moment for personal reflection and purpose.
Sarah covers a variety of topics including education and community outreach, diversity and inclusion, interracial adoption, technology, service learning, finding your roots, overcoming your fears to live your dreams, women and girls conversations, and her experience as an African Princess.
Reviews & Testimonials
What They Say
``Your voice connects the WORLD and makes a DIFFERENCE.``
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SPEAKING & EVENT INQUIRIES
To inquire about booking Sarah at your next event, please contact Sheldon@EaglesTalent.com.
Featured News & Press
Sarah's story has been featured nationally and internationally around the world.
Princess Sarah Culberson’s story has been featured nationally and internationally in The Singapore News, LA Times, Chicago Tribune, BBC radio, NPR, “Oprah and Friends” radio show, and in magazines such as Reader’s Digest, Newsweek, People, and Glamour. She also appeared on Good Morning America, CNN, Inside Edition, and more. Culberson’s book, A Princess Found, co-written with Tracy Trivas and published by St. Martin’s Press, was released in Barnes and Noble and other bookstores in 2009 and has been used at Pepperdine University in an ethnic identity class.