Prairie Village resident SuEllen Fried, a longtime anti-bullying advocate, was recently recognized by the Diplomatic Courier, a global affairs policy publication, as a “Global Woman” in its International Women’s Day edition.
Fried served as chair of Prevent Child Abuse America from 1980-1982, and founded the agency that became Sunflower House, a child abuse prevention center serving Wyandotte and Johnson Counties. She also founded BullySafeUSA, a program that specifically addresses female peer pressure.
Fried was also a longtime member of the United Community Service of Johnson County Advisory Board.
In her profile in Diplomatic Courier, she offers three pieces of advice to women:
• Find a passion that will take you on a magnificent journey of self discovery and self empowerment.
• Believe in the possibility of transformation for every human being – be they the most psychotic psychiatric patient, the most heinous criminal, or the most severely abused child.
• Appreciate being part of a bond of sisterhood that has brought so much healing, affirmation and creativity to the world.
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