Nicole Froio is a freelance journalist based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She writes about human rights, feminism, pop culture, and politics. She is an intersectional feminist who blogs at

Nicole Froio's Articles

Nailed To The Cross: Interview With Viviany Belebony And Her Fight Against Transphobia (Warning: Graphic Images)

When trans woman Viviany Belebony, 26, shocked the Brazilian public in the beginning of June by parading in São Paulo LGBT Pride as a bloody, naked version of crucified Jesus Christ, an extremely... Read...
Nicole Froio    |   07.2.15 2am   |   SHARE

Traveling As A Feminist 

Traveling is good for your soul, or at least that’s what those motivational images of beautiful sunsets on Facebook say. I don’t know for sure how much better my soul feels after I go on a trip, but... Read...
Nicole Froio    |   05.24.15 2am   |   SHARE

Woman You Are Not Free

At 21, a man feels that it is his right to grab at you, from your crotch to your ass while you are relatively sober in a nightclub. Nightclubs become a nightmare.
Nicole Froio    |   05.6.15 10pm   |   SHARE

What's Behind The Dangerous C-section Epidemic In Brazil?

In Brazil, it's typical to schedule a C-section during your first prenatal appointment. But the unnecessary procedure kills thousands every year.
Nicole Froio    |   04.9.15 2am   |   SHARE

The Violent Threat Police Pose To Brazilian Sex Workers

“There are no human rights for prostitutes. They don't recognize us as humans."
Nicole Froio    |   03.18.15 1am   |   SHARE

If I Wanted To Get An Abortion, I Would Not Be Safe

There's a deadly cost to Brazil's stance on abortion. If I died, I would be shamed for making a choice that should be a right.
Nicole Froio    |   02.18.15 3pm   |   SHARE

Dispatches From A Third Culture Kid

I'm a "third culture kid"—“a person who has spent developmental years outside the parents’ culture . . . while not having full ownership in any.”
Nicole Froio    |   02.3.15 1pm   |   SHARE