Meet the Founders of Multiracial Media
Sarah Ratliff is a corporate America escapee turned eco-organic farmer, writer, activist, serial entrepreneur and published book author.
After spending 20 years in the corporate world in a variety of marketing, project management and administrative roles, Sarah and her husband left the all-consuming, consuming all lifestyle to become eco-organic farmers. They bought a farm on the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico.
Once relieved of the stresses of the corporate grind, Sarah was able to realize her life-long dream of becoming a writer. Relying on writing about health, addiction, organic farming and relocation to a new country for her bread and butter, Sarah found it impossible to ignore the continued oppression of people of color (PoC), women and the myriad other marginalized population.
Writing Being Biracial: Where Our Secret Worlds Collide with Bryony Sutherland and 22 contributors from the global Multiracial Community allowed Sarah to both identify with others who go through similar experiences, but also examine her own feelings around being a Multiracial woman in a world of mostly monoracial people who don’t understand what it’s like to be caught between two or multiple worlds.
Publishing this book led Sarah to partner with host of the Multiracial Family Man podcast, Alex Barnett to create Multiracial Media: Voice of the Multiracial Community.
For more information about Sarah, please visit the following website: Sarah Ratliff.
Sarah is African American, Japanese, British, French, German, Dutch and Irish. Today Sarah goes back and forth between identifying Black and Multiracial. In general, much of Sarah’s writing focuses on racial equality, feminism and geopolitics. Sarah and her husband own an eco-organic, self-sustaining farm with goats, fowl, tropical fruit trees and bamboo. To learn more about Sarah, please visit her website: http://sarahratliff.com
Alex Barnett is the Director of Multiracial Media and oversees the day-to-day operations of Multiracial Media, including curating content and social media. He also is in charge of long-term planning for Multiracial Media, which includes business development, strategic planning, and relationship building within and without the Multiracial Community.
Alex is a White, Jewish man married to a Black woman who converted to Judaism. Together they are raising a 6-year-old Biracial son.
Alex also is a lawyer with a second career as comic, writer and the host of the Multiracial Family Man podcast on which he interviews guests who discuss issues faced by multiracial people and people within multiracial families.
For those interested in seeing Alex perform live, he can be seen regularly at New York City’s Gotham Comedy Club, one of the top 10 comedy clubs in the United States. In addition, Alex performs comedy and serves as a speaker at universities throughout the country and at corporate events.
Alex has appeared on the Katie Couric Show and Sirius/XM Radio’s “Raw Dog Comedy,” and has been featured in VH1.com, The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post and CNN.com.
For more on Alex, please visit his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com