186 episodes

Join Vinny Welsby (they/them), TEDx speaker, best-selling author, and certified Fierce Fatty as they teach you how to love your fat body without going on yet another ever again. 95-99% of diets fail, it’s not your fault you’ve never succeeded at losing weight! Wear the damn bikini, rock that crop top, and embrace that curvy body. Break down limiting negative self-beliefs and root out the reasons why you think your plus-size body is not ok. Episodes topics include - fatphobia, diet culture, intuitive eating, how to be confident, dating while plus-size, health at every size, overcoming stigma and shame, and taking over the world one fatty at a time!

Fierce Fatty Podcast Vinny Welsby

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 108 Ratings

Join Vinny Welsby (they/them), TEDx speaker, best-selling author, and certified Fierce Fatty as they teach you how to love your fat body without going on yet another ever again. 95-99% of diets fail, it’s not your fault you’ve never succeeded at losing weight! Wear the damn bikini, rock that crop top, and embrace that curvy body. Break down limiting negative self-beliefs and root out the reasons why you think your plus-size body is not ok. Episodes topics include - fatphobia, diet culture, intuitive eating, how to be confident, dating while plus-size, health at every size, overcoming stigma and shame, and taking over the world one fatty at a time!

    187: DEI's Big Fat Problem: Fat Discrimination at Work

    187: DEI's Big Fat Problem: Fat Discrimination at Work

    Let me ask you a question: have you ever had diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) training that was focused on size inclusion or anti-fat bias? Has anti-fat bias even been a footnote in any DEI training that you’ve had or seen? I asked these questions to company leaders, DEI professionals and my audience on Instagram and the answer was a resounding big fat ‘no’. This is a problem, a big one. Today we talk about weight bias at work, DEI efforts and fat people’s stories. Want me to train at your workplace? Go to: www.weightbiastraining.com
    Episode show notes: http://www.fiercefatty.com/187
    Support me on Ko-Fi and get the Size Diversity Resource Guide: https://ko-fi.com/fiercefatty/tiers
    Dismantling ​Anti-Fat ​Bias in The ​Workplace: https://fiercefatty.my.canva.site/understanding-and-dismantling-anti-fat-bias-in-the-workplace
    DEI’s Big Fat Problem:https://www.weightbiastraining.com/blog/dei
    Is your organization legally required to protect fat folks from discrimination?: https://www.weightbiastraining.com/blog/legal
    Unfit for Work: Weight Discrimination in the Workplace: https://obesitycanada.ca/weight-bias/unfit-for-work-weight-discrimination-in-the-workplace/
    Unfit for Work: Weight Discrimination in the Workplace: https://obesitycanada.ca/weight-bias/unfit-for-work-weight-discrimination-in-the-workplace/
    Median earnings for women in 2021 were 83.1 percent of the median for men: https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2022/median-earnings-for-women-in-2021-were-83-1-percent-of-the-median-for-men.htm
    Research: How Americans’ Biases Are Changing (or Not) Over Time: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1sDcVL8ooZ9ZsEzNBNIWktvOi4bHDAKnWsmgO7C00tu4/edit
    The Health & Retirement Study: https://www.nia.nih.gov/sites/default/files/2017-06/health_and_retirement_study_0.pdf
    The weight bias against women in the workforce is real — and it's only getting worse: https://www.npr.org/2023/04/29/1171593736/women-weight-bias-wages-workplace-wage-gap
    Fat peoples experience: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1UqQGE4RuJMnUBe_fmAVg7spzlXYYEC2gpY0DEFlSgmw/edit
    https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/10KAblZ_oR5CQUvOsrtHWsInfh7d33Iru?usp=sharing

    • 55 min
    186: But Aren’t We in an “Ob*sity” Epidempic?

    186: But Aren’t We in an “Ob*sity” Epidempic?

    We allllll know that fatness is spreading like wildfire and is contagious and who is going to think of the CHILDREN?!!? ERMGHED!” Is it true that we are in an epidemic and everyone is getting fatter? Do fat people need to hurry up and lose weight in order to save the economy and the lives of children and baskets of kittens from burning flames? Let’s talk about it in today’s episode!
    Episode show notes: http://www.fiercefatty.com/186
    Support me on Ko-Fi and get the Size Diversity Resource Guide: https://ko-fi.com/fiercefatty/tiers
    https://www.instagram.com/p/C5PaOx7ya4s/?img_index=1
    The obesity ‘crisis’ is a myth by Harriet Brown: https://nypost.com/2015/03/22/why-dieting-doesnt-work/
    America's Moral Panic Over Obesity
    By Megan McArdle: https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2009/07/americas-moral-panic-over-obesity/22397/
    Is there more to the equation? Weight bias and the costs of “ob*sity”: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6964496/
    Letter to the Editor: Response to Singh et al. (2018). Is there more to the equation? Weight bias and the costs of “ob*sity”. Canadian Journal of Public Health: https://link.springer.com/article/10.17269/s41997-019-00223-2
    “Ob*sity” In Canada: https://www.canada.ca/content/dam/phac-aspc/migration/phac-aspc/hp-ps/hl-mvs/oic-oac/assets/pdf/oic-oac-eng.pdf
    New “ob*sity” treatments and technology to save the NHS billions: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-obesity-treatments-and-technology-to-save-the-nhs-billions#:~:text=Obesity%20costs%20the%20NHS%20a,spent%20on%20key%20frontline%20services

    • 48 min
    185: Oprah Leaves WW Board After Using Weight Loss Drugs

    185: Oprah Leaves WW Board After Using Weight Loss Drugs

    Seemingly there are non-stop stories and notifications of celebrities and influencers being on a new “weight loss journey” after starting on weight loss drugs. Now, Oprah is among that cohort and it has had an impact on her relationship with WeightWatchers. But hang on a minute, doesn’t WW sell weight loss drugs? Let’s dig into it! Bonus: I also share my favourite purchases under $100 that have positively impacted my life!
    Episode show notes: http://www.fiercefatty.com/185
    Support me on Ko-Fi and get the Size Diversity Resource Guide: https://ko-fi.com/fiercefatty/tiers
    Oprah's Top 20 Moments: https://www.oprah.com/oprahshow/oprahs-top-20-moments
    When Oprah Met Bob: https://www.oprah.com/health/when-oprah-met-fitness-expert-bob-greene/all
    Conscious Eating: What I Learned on the
    21-Day Cleanse: https://www.oprah.com/omagazine/what-i-know-for-sure-oprahs-vegan-cleanse
    Oprah Buys 10 Percent Share In Weight Watchers, Will Join Its Board: https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2015/10/19/449929140/oprah-buys-10-percent-share-in-weight-watchers-will-join-its-board
    Oprah Winfrey reveals she’s using a weight-loss drug: ‘Not about willpower’: https://www.today.com/health/diet-fitness/oprah-winfrey-weight-loss-drug-rcna128714
    Oprah Winfrey to Exit WeightWatchers Board After She Announced Use of Weight-Loss Drug: https://variety.com/2024/biz/news/oprah-winfrey-leaves-weightwatchers-board-weight-loss-drug-1235926484/
    My IG post: https://www.instagram.com/p/C38_HrFJX-g/
    Weight Loss Drugs Part 3 - Wegovy and Tirzepatide: https://weightandhealthcare.substack.com/p/weight-loss-drugs-part-3-wegovy-and
    Reader Question - What Do You Think Of Obesity Medicine?: https://weightandhealthcare.substack.com/p/reader-question-what-do-you-think
    The Truth About The Obesity Action Coalition: https://weightandhealthcare.substack.com/p/the-truth-about-the-obesity-action
    Weight Watchers Expands Their Harmful Model - Adding Prescription Drugs: https://weightandhealthcare.substack.com/p/weight-watchers-expands-their-harmful
    WeightWatchers Clinic: https://www.weightwatchers.com/us/clinic
    Noom Announces: We’re Not a Diet – We’re a Pill Mill?: https://weightandhealthcare.substack.com/p/noom-announces-were-not-a-diet-were
    So WW bought Sequence. Here is what it's like on Sequence.: https://www.reddit.com/r/weightwatchers/comments/13ynjs8/so_ww_bought_sequence_here_is_what_its_like_on/
    Oprah Winfrey Reveals She Uses Weight-Loss Medication as a ‘Maintenance Tool': ‘I’m Absolutely Done with the Shaming’ (Exclusive): https://people.com/oprah-winfrey-reveals-weight-loss-medication-exclusive-8414552

    • 43 min
    184: Organized Anti-Fat Fuckery with Tigress Osborn

    184: Organized Anti-Fat Fuckery with Tigress Osborn

    The villainous tricksters behind the veiled push to “advance fat rights” (when in reality they just want to sell weight loss drugs) are at it again. Tigress Osborn from NAAFA is here to stop them though! She joins me on the show to talk about what new games anti-fat organizations are getting up to and why it’s a load of BS. Plus we discuss the fat community, fat joy, and fat history. TW: lots of use of the O words as we are covering shit O word organizations are doing.
    Episode show notes: http://www.fiercefatty.com/184
    Support me on Ko-Fi and get the Size Diversity Resource Guide: https://ko-fi.com/fiercefatty/tiers
    What tomfuckery is Right 2 Ob*sity Care up to with the O Bill of Rights?
    https://right2obesitycare.org./#our-purpose
    Follow NAAFA and Tigress:
    http://naafa.org
    Campaign for Size Freedom 
    Follow NAAFA @naafaofficial and Tigress @iofthetigress
    Right 2 Ob*sity Care up to with the O Bill of Rights: https://right2obesitycare.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/A-National-Call-to-Action-The-Obesity-Bill-of-Rights.pdf
    Endorsing orgs: https://right2obesitycare.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/List-of-Supporting-Organizations-01.30.2024-1.pdf
     

    • 1 hr 34 min
    183: AITA for telling my DIL she wasn’t invited due to her weight

    183: AITA for telling my DIL she wasn’t invited due to her weight

    Have you ever read the “Am I The Asshole” questions on Reddit? If you don’t know what AITA is: People ask the internet if they were in the right or wrong about a situation that happened in their life. Well, these questions are a source of endless entertainment for me! I brought my friend Summer Innanen from Eat The Rules podcast to get her verdict on four AITA posts that I picked out around weight and diets. Some of these AITA question askers are grade-A donkeys and also there are some grey areas where things are less clear. TW: anti-fatness, ableism, gender A-Hole behaviour.
    Episode show notes: http://www.fiercefatty.com/183
    Support me on Ko-Fi and get the Size Diversity Resource Guide: https://ko-fi.com/fiercefatty/tiers
    Potato recipe: https://www.instagram.com/p/Cz6-TUWozwf/
    When You Don’t Believe Your Partner Is Attracted to You: https://fiercefatty.com/153
    IG roundup on above podcast episode: https://www.instagram.com/p/CnntWYqSf_r/?img_index=1
    AITA for telling my SIL she wasn’t invited due to her weight.
    https://www.reddit.com/r/AmItheAsshole/comments/173rk9a/aita_for_telling_my_dil_she_wasnt_invited_due_to/
    AITA for putting my 9yo on a diet and 'emotionally damaging' her?
    https://www.reddit.com/r/AmItheAsshole/comments/f6eejv/aita_for_putting_my_9yo_on_a_diet_and_emotionally/
    AITA for embarrassing my friend’s obese boyfriend by making him sit on a chair different from everyone else’s at dinner?
    https://www.reddit.com/r/AmItheAsshole/comments/q4yjm5/aita_for_embarrassing_my_friends_obese_boyfriend/
    WIBTA for imposing a diet on my wife if she wants to travel with me? https://www.reddit.com/r/AmItheEx/comments/12i22oz/wibta_for_imposing_a_diet_on_my_wife_if_she_wants/
    AITA for covertly losing weight as a bridesmaid & refusing to be set up with her friend after overhearing the bride call me fat?
    https://www.reddit.com/r/AmItheAsshole/comments/r05kk3/aita_for_covertly_losing_weight_as_a_bridesmaid/
    AITA for telling my girlfriend to lose weight?
    https://www.reddit.com/r/AmItheAsshole/comments/yeflsb/aita_for_telling_my_girlfriend_to_lose_weight/

    • 1 hr
    182: Dealing With Anti-Fat Family During the Holidays

    182: Dealing With Anti-Fat Family During the Holidays

    Woah nelly, can family be trying or what? Especially if you’re the only one talking up about bad behaviour and feel like the black sheep or are being told you’re “tooooo sensitive”. If we want to (or have to) spend time with family, having some tactics in our back pockets is a great idea. Sharing your stories, an analogy with a donley and different word tracks in this episode will help you join family celebrations with a little more ease.
    Episode show notes: http://www.fiercefatty.com/182
    Support me on Ko-Fi and get the Size Diversity Resource Guide: https://ko-fi.com/fiercefatty/tiers
    Boundary Boss: https://2-victoria.systeme.io/page-bb
    Fatphobic family and the holidays: https://www.reddit.com/r/PlusSize/comments/17zqz7b/fatphobic_family_and_the_holidays/
    My boyfriends fat phobic family and their sly comments: https://www.reddit.com/r/inlaws/comments/13uozs4/my_boyfriends_fat_phobic_family_and_their_sly/
    SASSY COMEBACKS FOR WHEN PEOPLE ARE TALKING SHIT ABOUT YOUR BODY: https://fiercefatty.com/blog/sassy-comebacks-for-when-people-are-throwing-shade-about-your-body
    Nice Ice Spice: https://www.instagram.com/p/Cz6ZZj1LfOF/?img_index=1
    Hard and soft boundaries: https://www.kcresolve.com/blog/boundaries-and-relationships#:~:text=Unlike%20a%20hard%20boundary%2C%20a,drive%20your%20car%20for%20you.
    Signs someone doesn’t respect your boundaries: https://psychcentral.com/relationships/signs-boundary-violations#discomfort
    Boundaries kids song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSFvJbSQdA4
    Oh Boundaries: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZ0ZUVXqJc4
    Leslie Jones funny vidoes: https://www.instagram.com/p/Cz_5cpFOI3S/

    • 1 hr 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
108 Ratings

108 Ratings

Luneylass24 ,

Honest, funny, informational, not to be missed!

I came across Victoria’s podcast quite by accident, actually after she changed her name to Vinny and pronouns to they/them. I started listening and IMMEDIATELY knew this person was put in my path by some divine intervention. I listened to quite a few of their later episodes that called out to me and then went back and started listening from episode one. The honesty. The humor. The knowledge. Putting themselves out there with the only care is trying to help anyone who is looking for it. I cannot get enough. Always waiting for the next episode. Thank you Vinny for all you’ve done for me, for the fat community, and the fatphobes as well! You are divine!!

Hank Sinatra Jr ,

Lies to self

Heart health is a real thing. Please stop spreading lies.

NotTooZen ,

Wonderful fat liberation content

Vinny is so great. I’ve been listening to their podcast for a long time and have learned so much from it. Their upbeat and real talk is highly relatable, and their content is well-researched. I highly recommend this podcast to anyone at any point of their fat liberation journey and those seeking to divest from diet culture. Thank you for giving so much of yourself to this podcast, Vinny! I hope we can get you properly compensated for all your labor.

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