Intersections: Who We Are Becoming


Filipinos are taking root across the world as immigrants and new citizens. From Middle America to Hawaii to Alaska, our Intersections series reimagines who we are and how we can better ourselves and the communities around us.


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Intersections, a NextDayBetter Original Series, is made possible by The Filipino Channel (TFC).
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Oakland, CA

Shameless

Raised in a religious, conservative family that only taught abstinence, Andrea Barrica envisions a world free from sexual shame, where everyone has autonomy over their own bodies.
Shelby, MT

Five Years

Schools in rural America are facing a teacher gap, but this small town has found an answer in Filipino teachers like Ms. Mary Manda.
New York City, NY

Beliefs

Face-to-face with a priest, queer activist Kalaya’an Mendoza questions if Catholicism can truly embrace the LGBTQ community.
Anchorage, AK

Superpowers

EJ David is proud to say that his children are 100% Filipino and 100% Athabascan.
Los Angeles, CA

Rock Bottom

All SOSUPERSAM's parents wanted was for her to have a good job and health insurance. She chose to be a full-time DJ instead.
Kauai, HI

Shaper

Each board that comes out of Isaiah Jimenez’s workshop tells a story of craft, community, and how the two come together amidst the shifting tides of a tourist hotspot that many happen to call home.
Oakland, CA

Stop Carrying Trauma Alone. We Need to Talk about Sexual Abuse.

Stephanie Gancayco shares how she dropped the shame as she embarked on the painful journey to healing as a sexual abuse survivor.

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