100 episodes

Join Vinny Welsby, TEDx speaker, best-selling author and certified Fierce Fatty as she teaches 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, 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 • 89 Ratings

Join Vinny Welsby, TEDx speaker, best-selling author and certified Fierce Fatty as she teaches 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, 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!

    131: Help! I’m Surrounded by Fatphobes!

    131: Help! I’m Surrounded by Fatphobes!

    Struggling with accepting your body and unsure why? Could it be that you’re surrounded by people who think dieting is super awesome and fatness is icky? If you are friends with folks who make casual references to thin being better than fat or even full-out fat jokes then this episode is for you! I’m giving you tactics for dealing with them and am also talking about other ways to improve your levels of body satisfaction.
    Episode show notes: http://www.fiercefatty.com/131
    Free Training: The 4 Simple Steps to Feel Confident in Your Body and Around Food ... Even If You Believe It's Not Possible! https://event.webinarjam.com/channel/org
    "Bridget Everett show Somebody Somewhere: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt12759100/
    Post on IG: https://www.instagram.com/p/CfCeIFAO491/"

    • 1 hr 9 min
    130: Mistakes Well Meaning Dieticians Make That Can Hurt Fat Folks

    130: Mistakes Well Meaning Dieticians Make That Can Hurt Fat Folks

    I asked the question to my IG followers “What do you think when IE/HAES/anti-diet dieticians share “what I eat in a day” posts?” and the response was overwhelming. Y’all hate it. Today we are talking about that, and the other things that dieticians who care about fat folks might get wrong that can harm fat clients and followers.
    Episode show notes: http://www.fiercefatty.com/130
    Free Training: The 4 Simple Steps to Feel Confident in Your Body and Around Food ... Even If You Believe It's Not Possible! https://event.webinarjam.com/channel/org

    • 1 hr 4 min
    129: Health is a Social Construct

    129: Health is a Social Construct

    There are so many things that influence health and most are not in our control. The moralistic value that society places on "healthy" bodies is ableism, healthism, and not helpful for anyone. "Health" is largely a social justice issue and also a social construct. "Health" is not attainable for many and a temporary state of being. What the heck am I even talking about?! Tune into this episode for a deep dive into the concept of health being a social construct.
    Episode show notes: http://www.fiercefatty.com/129
    Free Training: The 4 Simple Steps to Feel Confident in Your Body and Around Food ... Even If You Believe It's Not Possible! https://event.webinarjam.com/channel/org
    What is health from Govt of Canada: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/health-promotion/population-health/population-health-approach/what-is-health.html
    What is a social construct: https://examples.yourdictionary.com/what-is-social-construct-common-examples-explained
    The Social Construction of Health: https://opentextbc.ca/introsociology2eopenstax/chapter/the-social-construction-of-health/
    Determinants of health IG post: https://www.instagram.com/p/CeUFtCmgCaM/
    Determinants of health GoInvo: https://www.goinvo.com/vision/determinants-of-health/
    First Nations Perspective on Health and Wellness: https://www.fnha.ca/wellness/wellness-for-first-nations/first-nations-perspective-on-health-and-wellness#:~:text=We%20have%20a%20responsibility%20to,beauty%3B%20it%20nurtures%20our%20souls

    • 1 hr 3 min
    128: The Benefits of Being Fat!

    128: The Benefits of Being Fat!

    We hear so often how awful fatness is and how fat people are all going to imminently die and being fat is the worst thing ever…but is it? Are there any good sides to fatness? What about the health and mortality of fat people? Are we in fact, at an advantage? In this episode I share 28 benefits of being fat, how many can you think of? TW: brief mention of O Words
    Episode show notes: http://www.fiercefatty.com/128
    Free Training: The 4 Simple Steps to Feel Confident in Your Body and Around Food ... Even If You Believe It's Not Possible! https://event.webinarjam.com/channel/org
    Obese patients who fall have less injury severity but a longer hospital stay than normal-weight patients: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4700636/
    Why I Only Want to Have Sex with Fat Bodies: By Gina Tonic https://www.cosmopolitan.com/uk/love-sex/sex/a32823682/fat-sex/
    The Weight of Medical Authority: The Making and Unmaking of Knowledge in the Obesity Epidemic, Rogers, Julia: https://www.proquest.com/openview/39a652352f0a180b82a29539ccd72f4e/1?pq-origsite=gscholar&cbl=18750
    Study: Overweight People Live Longer https://www.webmd.com/diet/news/20090625/study-overweight-people-live-longer?fbclid=IwAR0pJyF7CaHV6deTttRdAjIWkcwu1tkDnVVBGrWn6jgVElIs4N5LpVgQkXQ
    ​​Rethinking Obesity: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/327475628_Rethinking_Obesity by Paul Ernsberger
    Risk Factors for Hospitalization, Mechanical Ventilation, or Death Among 10 131 US Veterans With SARS-CoV-2 Infection: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamanetworkopen/fullarticle/2770946?utm_source=convertkit&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Weight-Stigma+Awareness+About+COVID-19%20-%204524753
    Study – Body Size NOT a COVID-19 Risk Factor: https://danceswithfat.org/2020/10/05/study-body-size-not-a-covid-19-risk-factor/
    Fat Dr post: ​​https://www.instagram.com/p/CeRCmdRIFIg/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y%3D
    Fat groups:
    Fat Acceptance Cloud https://www.facebook.com/groups/584497762388427/?ref=share
    Fat Chat Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ChatWithFatFeminists/?ref=share
    Chat with Fat Feminists: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ChatWithFatFeminists/

    • 1 hr 22 min
    127: Funny Ways I Used To Try And Disguise Fatness

    127: Funny Ways I Used To Try And Disguise Fatness

    I used to think I could channel David Copperfield and use illusion techniques to make people think that I was a size zero. Of course, I’d do all the normal things, avoid stripes, and wear black…but I also had some very weird ideas of things that would make me appear thin; like wearing clown shoes and eating food with teaspoons. Come join me as we commiserate with my younger horned-up teenager self and perhaps quit some of the things that you may still be doing to try and hide your fatness (only if you want to, that is!).

    • 44 min
    126: Stories from Weight Loss Surgery Survivors Part 2

    126: Stories from Weight Loss Surgery Survivors Part 2

    A companion piece to episode 122, today we are hearing from even more people about their experience pre and post-bariatric surgery. These people whose voices have been ignored and unheard and their testimonies are incredibly important. You don’t have to have listened to episode 122 but it would be helpful for more context. Giant trigger warning: death, bad health outcomes, general awful fat hate.
    Episode show notes: http://www.fiercefatty.com/126
    Free Training: The 4 Simple Steps to Feel Confident in Your Body and Around Food ... Even If You Believe It's Not Possible! https://event.webinarjam.com/channel/org
    "Episode 122: https://fiercefatty.com/122
    IG post with stories and comments: https://www.instagram.com/p/CcoU5cqPv7e/
    Palegingerpear: https://www.instagram.com/palegingerpear/
    Nicola Salmon: https://www.instagram.com/fatpositivefertility/"

    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
89 Ratings

89 Ratings

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Funny and smart

This podcast is full of great information! I really appreciate Vinny’s sense of humor! They are also very compassionate and thoughtful about how they present information about fat phobia in our culture. They are a unique voice in the fat positive movement and their unique identities bring a great perspective to the movement!

LanaMeow ,

Liberation with Humor

Vinny has been an integral part of my body liberation journey. They are informative, aware and hilarious. I love this podcast and recommend you give it a listen if you want support with dismantling internalized fatphobia

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Great show!

Vinny is so entertaining to listen to! They always have fascinating anecdotes sprinkled in with very helpful advice about body image and confidence. This is content I definitely need and appreciate. Give it a listen if you want to laugh and learn!

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