Vinny Welsby (they/them) is a world-leading expert on dismantling fatphobia and diet-culture, TEDx speaker, and best-selling author. They went from being homeless, abused with self-esteem that was achingly low into the courageous fat activist and change maker they are today. Vinny helps people fall in love with themselves and is dedicated to shifting the way society views fat bodies. We talk about what fat liberation/acceptance really are, the origin of the body positivity movement, and the different levels of fatphobia.
**disclaimer: there is mention of domestic abuse in this episode, so if that is triggering to you, avoid or skip through Vinny’s story at the last 7 minutes of the episode**
SURPRISE! It turns out we can’t stay away for long, we missed you too much! This episode is *timely* and overdue! Listen to us cover current events and explain more than a 3 min TikTok allows, what it’s like to share your message on social media, and more!! Find us on IG @whattheactualforkpod
Kira Onysko is a certified personal trainer and holds a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science. She entered the fitness world during the days when skinny teas and bikini competitors dominated social media. Because of that, she spent several years never feeling satisfied with her body, chasing...