Nicole Froio

Nicole Froio is a Brazilian journalist currently based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She writes about feminism, human rights, politics, mental health issues, pop culture, books and the media. She was born in São Paulo but moved a lot as a kid, which hinders her ability to root down in only one place in adulthood. Her favorite genres of book are fantasy, YA fiction, romance and any book that requires the main character to find themselves. An avid intersectional feminist, her tolerance for bigotry is extremely low. Blog: Words by Nicole Froio Twitter: @NicoleFroio

Tips for Readers with Anxiety

One of my most popular posts here on Book Riot is about how anxiety can be helped by reading books. ...

Stoner Shakespeare’s Writing Method

“Another day, another joint-fuelled-masterpiece,” thought Shakespeare as he rolled his inspiration stick to perfection. He hoped that this batch of ...

Mocking Self-Help Books Didn’t Help – Maybe Reading Them Will

Embarrassingly, self-help books have always been a synonym for “books for people who are desperate” for me. Until this year, ...

Five Novels That Illustrate Rape Culture

Bill Cosby has straight up admitted that he bought Quaaludes to drug women, and now (most) Cosby apologists are running ...

Why Books Are Comforting to Anxious People

While we at the Riot are taking this lovely summer week off to rest (translation: read by the pool/ocean/on our ...

7 Questions We Want Answered in the New Harry Potter Play

I woke up on Friday with incredible news in my inbox: J.K. Rowling announced the new wizarding world play she has ...

Where To Start With Brazilian Literature

Brazilian literature is often represented by Paulo Coelho, which I personally think is a shame since he is not, by ...

When Life Changes A Book

It’s undeniable that books can change lives and heavily influence the decisions we make. But we rarely think about how ...

4 Ways Readers Can Make Publishing More Equal

Publishing house And Other Stories has vowed to only publish female authors for a year after The Guardian‘s Kamila Shamsie challenged ...

Why Immigrant Stories Are Awesome

This is a guest post from Nicole Froio. Nicole is a freelance journalist based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She ...

Why Books Are Comforting to Anxious People

This is a guest post from Nicole Froio. Nicole is a freelance journalist based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She ...