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Hearing Our Own Voice is an anti-diet, weight inclusive podcast that centers Black stories and experiences. I have conversations with Black health and wellness professionals and fat activists who have taken a weight-inclusive approach to their work. My goal is to uncover the lies and myths that get sold to us, but more importantly I want us to explore how we can filter out the cultural noise and begin to hear our own voice .
 
Join Victoria 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 eati ...
 
A fat girl who found love in a world that hates fat people. AKA How I went from being wracked with trauma and only dating and falling in love with addicts and people who were cruel and abusive to me, to having a great stable love life, personal life work and family life while struggling to run a biz and be a solo mom. I’m not perfect and I definitely have a lot to say. Personal stories, interviews about fat love, fat sex, and fat relationships with people of ALL genders. Tools, tips and conn ...
 
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Now that the panini has been going on for a while the science nerds have been able to collect more evidence to support the idea that fat people are going around eating people in the street and giving them covid. Right? Or are other science boffins telling us something else? Let’s look at what we know so far and discuss inequalities in healthcare - …
 
I held the belief that I was fat because there was something "wrong with my brain" for a long time. Weight is a manifestation of trauma on the body, isn't it? If I had my life together then I'd be thin, right? I talk about how those beliefs are so prevalent in the self-help and online business world. Plus I answer questions on how to tell people to…
 
What’s with all these formerly fat celebs losing weight and seemingly throwing their fat fans under the bus? Is it true that Rebel Wilson used fatness as a way to capitalize off fat bodies? Are we allowed to be mad and sad if they are no longer fat? Let’s talk about it! Episode show notes: http://www.fiercefatty.com/099 Free Training: The 4 Simple …
 
Is being anti-diet is a fringe theory based on one study from the 50’s? Does questioning bad science mean that you also question vaccine science? Is it ok to be hesitant? Are anti-diet proponents conspiracy theorists? The answers to these questions are in today’s show! Episode show notes: http://www.fiercefatty.com/098 Free Training: The 4 Simple S…
 
How the heck should you react if your spouse confesses your body is a turn off? Luckily (lol) I have experienced this very thing and if you're in the same boat, I got some advice for ya! Also we are talking about plus size dating, leaving vegetarianism, and weight science, it's a jam packed episode! Episode show notes: http://www.fiercefatty.com/09…
 
Should I date that guy who is a self-described fat feeder? What to do when my food police voice won't leave me alone? How to respond to my friend who says that being an intuitive eater and fat positive will "catch up with me"? Today it's listener questions and I am answering these juicy ones! Episode show notes: http://www.fiercefatty.com/096 Free …
 
A lack of confidence in your body can really disrupt your life - taking action to avoid that pain and avoiding other things due to fear or feeling deeply uncomfortable. In this episode, I will share the 5 steps to move away from those unwanted feelings and experiences so that you can do more important things with your life like watching Netflix and…
 
Today we are looking at the Warsaw Ghetto Hunger Study, the Children of HungerWinter and the Minnesota Starvation Experiment to answer the question what does hunger do to our mental and physical wellbeing? Massive trigger warning: mention of calories, types of food, starvation, eating disorders, self-harm, murder, the holocaust and death. Although …
 
JuSt lOvE YoUr bOdY!!! This advice ain't helpful for those who live with a chronic condition or are disabled who can feel their body has let them down. Put on top of that dealing with fatphobia and an ableist world...what's a fatty gotta do? Just think about the good things and bury the frustration, shame and sadness? Surely there has to be a bette…
 
TW: Extreme medical fatphobia. Have you seen this new torture device that they have created to go on fat people's teeth to clamp them shut? Looks like a ton of fun, lemme tell ya! Also, a diet drug has been approved by the FDA, this must be good news...right? Let's chat about these new medical interventions. Episode show notes: http://www.fiercefat…
 
Today I am talking about all of the ways hating your body and having low self esteem affects our lives. Including the everyday ways our behaviour is different from having low confidence to higher confidence and why being worried about other people’s opinions sabotages our happiness. Episode show notes: http://www.fiercefatty.com/091…
 
Does weight loss surgery make you thin? What percentage of people is it successful for? Are the side effects worth it and what are they exactly? This episode is a deep dive into bariatric surgery AKA "weight loss" surgery AKA stomach amputation. CW: There are mentions of the O Words, suicide rates and brief mention of calories. Episode show notes: …
 
We have a special episode today as I am coaching a member of my program, Fierce Fatty Academy, live! Bethan is struggling with dealing with other people opinions (even if she isn't sure what the other person is actually thinking - have you ever done that? I know I have!). Also she is having a serious hate fest with her belly that hangs...which happ…
 
I am answering listener questions today! First, we talk about how to deal with fatphobia in the workplace. Now that folks are going back into the office the powers that be have decided that we all must lose the “quarantine 15” (that term makes me shudder and eye roll at the same time) and are setting up uuuuber helpful lunch and learns about what a…
 
“Before the pandemic, I could run 50 marathons in a day and now I have put on 2 lbs and can only run 49 marathons in a day and so it is 100% down to my weight and not because I haven’t run in the last 18 months!” - I’ve been seeing sentiments like this allllll over the internetwebs.com, of course not that extreme, but you get the gist. People’s hea…
 
Oh hey! I’m non-binary! What does that even mean? And what does it mean to me? I’ll be talking about my coming out journey alongside how it relates to unlearning fatphobia. Also, hear anti-trans athlete myths busted to smithereens from a post from Schuyler Bailar of Pinkmantaray! Episode show notes: http://www.fiercefatty.com/085 Free Training: The…
 
It's cool not to be a donkey towards fat people! It's even cooler to want to be an ally and support the fatties of the world especially if you have a smaller body :) I am sharing 33 practical ways you can be a fat ally in this installment. Come on in, everyone is welcome here! Episode show notes: http://www.fiercefatty.com/084 Free Training: The 4 …
 
Wanna know why the anti-fat positive community says body positivity has gone too far? Should we be watching fat-positive cringe videos for legitimate critiques about the movement? Do any of their arguments have merit or are they just a bunch of far-right bigots spewing misinformation? Find out in this episode! Episode show notes: http://www.fiercef…
 
"How To Love Your Fat Body Challenge (Be In All The Photos, Ditch The Boring Clothes and Stop Pulling Your Top Down To Hide Your Belly). Did you miss out on the 3 Day Challenge I hosted? Fear not! I have edited all the very best bits from the 3 days into one juicy podcast episode. Get out your notebook and get ready to start doing some incredible t…
 
What happens when a Bopo influencer responds to feeling bad in her body post covid by restricting food and monitoring their exercise? What if other Bopo influencers (who are thin) are encouraging the behaviour? What if YOU feel bad about your body post covid? Does the fact that Bopo influencers seem to cheer on weight loss attempts in the name of h…
 
Got someone in your life that isn’t quite on board with being pro-fat acceptance and anti-diet and you don’t know how to respond when they say things like “but, fat people have heart attacks and die younger! What about diabetes! Their KNEEESSSS!?” I’m coming at you with some super powerful studies and real-life science to break this down even furth…
 
When you increase your confidence is it all rainbows and glitter spraying from your bumhole? Nah. There are downsides. Things that are difficult and annoying and I’m gonna share them with you today. Also, have you seen on TikTok or IG the new trend of “mid-size” (people who are straight-sized but are not thin). A lot of fat people have FEELINGS abo…
 
Don't like your fat body? Could it because you're holding onto a certain fear, making this common mistake, or have a certain misconception? Tune into this episode where I share the common obstacles folks face and give you a juicy "how to" so that you can dig into some deeply held beliefs that you may have held onto for years. Episode show notes: ht…
 
"Self-love means caring for your body which means losing weight!" Seems logical, but is it actually? Does being fat means you've given up and don't give a sh*t about your body, your health, and hate yourself? Let's put this statement to the test! TW: brief mention of sexual assault and I talk about getting a PAP/smear test. Episode show notes: http…
 
GOOP donkey Gwyneth Paltrow has promoted a book called Intuitive Fasting and it made me think about all the BS ways diet culture is sneaking into our lives. Now that Body Positivity and Ant-Diet are becoming more trendy I am seeing SO MANY popular IG accounts causing me major eye-roll-itis and indignant groans galore. They *look* legit yet when we …
 
Do you have some unhelpful beliefs that you can't get rid of no hard you try? Then listen on into this episode where I talk about neural pathways, what they are and how we can use the ways our brains work to our benefit. We cover how beliefs are like suitcases and why some beliefs are harder to shake than others. Also, I started online dating! Hear…
 
Listen up here now! I heard a little secret that some of you think you can't get to a place of body acceptance...never mind body love. Well my gorgeous fatty, that is balderdash! I am here today to tell you why you can and also how! Episode show notes: http://www.fiercefatty.com/074 Health Sheets: https://haeshealthsheets.com/the-health-sheet-libra…
 
What our society has taught us about fat people: OMG, fat people are stalking the streets in search of thin people to gobble up! Once they catch them the fatties suck what little fat The Thins (TM) have through a straw pierced into their belly buttons! Their appetites and depravity know no bounds and due to their deplorable behaviour they are "hear…
 
I used to believe that ALL fat people were fat because they had mental health issues. Is it true that when people experience trauma they consciously or unconsciously put on weight to protect themselves? Is being fat just a physical manifestation of something else that is going on that we need to fix? I answer these questions PLUS talk about age pos…
 
Do you find yourself thinking "those other fatties are gorgeous but my body is a crime scene!" Why is it that we can intellectually know it's ok to be fat but we think our own bodies are unattractive? This needs to stop! Join me in this episode where I break this down so you can stop falling into this trap. PLUS I update you on the stats around cov…
 
Is it irrelevant to work on accepting or even loving our bodies when there are potentially more important things to worry about; like erasing systemic fatphobia? Should we fix that first and then body love will be easier when society adjusts? Let's talk about that in this week's episode! Episode show notes: http://www.fiercefatty.com/070 Free Train…
 
Binge Eating Disorder is the most prevalent eating disorder in adults, yet hardly anyone talks about it. So many people who live with it believe they are just addicted to food and a good old diet will fix their perceived out-of-control relationship around "bad" food. I talk about my own experience with this eating disorder and how I shifted my beli…
 
I've stopped dieting and therefore I am free from the grips of diet culture! Right? Umm..maybe not. Diet culture is this tricky, sticky beast that has its tentacles in so many areas of our life and chances are you still have diet culture lurking in your thinking and ways of behaving. TW: Mentions of food moralisation, diet behaviours Episode show n…
 
Has a friend been a little distant or perhaps you haven't heard from someone in a while? What does it mean? Well, that everyone hates you...of course! (sarcasm alert). Why is it that we make up stories about how others perceive us in our heads and think that we have f*cked up in some way when the reality is probably something completely different? …
 
Why is it that we think that losing weight will solve all our problems? How do you deal with negative emotions about your body changing through weight gain or aging? Why can we do to stop these difficult feelings from coming up so often? These questions and more are answered in this week's episode! Episode show notes: http://www.fiercefatty.com/066…
 
I got a question about whether the fat folks featured on reality TV shows are intuitive eaters. Is intuitive eating is just an excuse to be "unhealthy"? Let's talk about that in this episode! TW: mention of food moralizing and a brief mention of binge eating Episode show notes: http://www.fiercefatty.com/065 Boundary Boss: http://fiercefatty.com/bo…
 
I got trolled by someone with over a million followers. Fun times! Maybe you've had a bad day, a bad body image day....or a bad body image decade? In this episode, I talk about the trolling experience, how I dealt with it, and talk about the steps you can take to deal with bad days because they will happen if you're a living human being. Episode sh…
 
The belief "fat is bad" is an opinion you've been brainwashed into believing...it's not actually a fact! Because of these bogus messages you've been hearing all your life you have been convinced to hate your body. You now have to decide to change and start believing new ideas of what is acceptable, attractive, and worthy. In this episode, I will te…
 
"New year, new you!" Chances are you've been hearing this phrase a lot of the last few weeks. There's loads of diet adverts around and it can be tempting to consider trying one last new magical program that will finally make you thin. But if there is a little voice that is telling you that this year is going to be different for you then tune into t…
 
I got a question which I am sure a lot of you can resonate with; how do I deal with friends who talk about their diets all the time? The reasons why we may not want to hear diet talk are many. Perhaps you’re recovering from an eating disorder or chronic dieting. Perhaps you’re working on accepting your fat body and knowing others want to shrink the…
 
There are common barriers that folks come up against their mindset when it comes to learning how to accept their fat body. We don't want that BS happening in our brains! So come hang out with me on this episode where I go over them and reframe things for you. Sound good? Good! Episode show notes: http://www.fiercefatty.com/060 Fierce Fatty Academy …
 
Amanda Gilliam is a super heavyweight masters weightlifter and the creator of Big Girl Barbell, a fat positive, body positive community for athletes and strength sports. In this episode, Amanda and I discuss the connection between fat phobia and anti-Black racism. She also talks about how she learned to reject the harmful messages sold to us in tra…
 
Fat sex! How does society view fat bodies and how do we view our own fat bodies when it comes to sex and desirability? What impact does that have on the way we relate to others sexually? TW: mention of fatphobic beliefs about fat bodies. Episode show notes: http://www.fiercefatty.com/059 Fatphobia is not a sexual preference from The Fat Sex Therapi…
 
Progressive spaces are filled with people who are determined to hold onto bigoted beliefs and it's really getting on my t*ts! In many liberal spaces, discrimination is a big no-no, people work to be anti-racist, anti-sexist, they pride themselves on being forward-thinking and inclusive....that is until it comes to fat bodies. Episode show notes: ht…
 
Remember that film Sliding Doors with Gwynyth Paltrow? Or the Choose Your Own Adventure books? Our life is a real-life choose your own adventure and in this episode, I explore what life could look like if you choose to love your body and find peace with food and also the other path...where you choose to continue dieting and hating your body. Which …
 
In this podcast episode, I read an incredibly powerful letter I received from a listener about living in a superfat body and then I talk about this super cool person who is going to help you SO MUCH when it comes to loving your fat body! Episode show notes: http://www.fiercefatty.com/056 The Fierce Fatty Fatphobia Quiz: https://www.proprofs.com/qui…
 
Veronica Garnett is a Health at Every Size®, fat positive, and culinary registered dietitian with over 17 years of experience in the food and nutrition field. For most of her career, Veronica has worked with marginalized and vulnerable populations, particularly Black & Latinx & LGBTQIA+ folks living with food insecurity, substance abuse and mental …
 
What are the most common questions and misconceptions folks have about body positivity? In this episode, I am answering the most searched questions about body positivity and sharing the answers! Episode show notes: http://www.fiercefatty.com/055 My post about what fat acceptance is and isn't: https://www.instagram.com/p/CE47IV1neVa/…
 
Another fat celeb has lost weight and a listener has written to me about it. How do we feel when our favourite fat icon is no longer fat? Why am I having all these emotions and what do they meeeeaaaannn?! Episode show notes: http://www.fiercefatty.com/054 Fierce Fatty Academy Waitlist: http://fiercefatty.com/waitlist Matt McGory: https://www.instag…
 
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