Scott Fried is a national public speaker, health educator, and author. He spends most of his time in classrooms conversing with teens and adults about the impact of HIV/AIDS, as well as the many other life challenges of growing up. These challenges include sexual responsibility, abstinence, dating, "coming out," eating disorders, body image, self-mutilation, suicide, alcohol and drug misuse, dealing with divorce, and most of all, loneliness.
He is the author of two books: If I Grow Up: Talking with Teens about AIDS, Love and Staying Alive and My Invisible Kingdom: Letters from the Secret Lives of Teens. The books travel the same road, that of the lonely, questioning individual, who is anxious to figure out what matters in life.
Fried is an annual guest speaker at the office of President Clinton in New York City and has been interviewed in numerous newspapers and on television. He was seen on the daytime drama Guiding Light, portraying Bart, a young man living with AIDS. (Ask him why he was written off the show.) He lives in New York City, and while not lecturing, his favorite pastimes are watching reruns of Judging Amy and listening to tapes of himself at last year's Conference on World Affairs.