Born on November 20, 1942 in Montreal, Sanda Susan Friedman moved to B.C. in 1976. A therapist and educator specializing in girls’ issues, Friedman first began studying and counseling patients with eating disorders through an initial concern with her own body image. She is a past co-chair of the board of proMOTION plus, the BC organization for girls and women in physical activity and sport. A long time resident of Vancouver, she now lives in Sunshine Coast and is on the board of Habitat for Humanity Sunshine Coast. When Girls Feel Fat is a resource book for parents and educators of young girls with low self-esteem.
Body Thieves: Help Girls Reclaim Their Natural Bodies and Become Physically Active, Salal Books, 2002
Just for Girls, Salal Books, 2000, revised 2003
Nurturing girlpower: Integrating eating disorder prevention/intervention skills into your practice, Salal Books, 2000, revised 2003
When Girls Feel Fat: Helping Girls Through Adolescence, HarperCollins, 1997, revised 2000