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INTERSECTIONSTM is a NextDayBetter original series that explores the untold stories of who Filipinos are becoming across the diaspora.


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Shameless

Shame + Sex Education
Feat. Andrea Barrica of Oakland, California

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Five Years

Immigrant Teachers + Rural America
Feat. Mary "M" Manda of Shelby, Montana

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Beliefs

LGBT Community + The Catholic Church
Feat. Kalaya'an Mendoza of New York, New York

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Superpowers

Filipino Immigrants + Indigenous Families
Feat. Dr. EJ David of Anchorage, Alaska

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Rock Bottom

Rock Bottoms + Unbeaten Paths
Feat. SOSUPERSAM of Los Angeles, California

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SHAPER

Surf Board Shaping + Resilience
Feat. Isaiah Jimenez of Kauai, Hawaii

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EXCLUSIVES

Ryan’s Rock Bottom Story: How NextDayBetter Changed

For two years, I battled shame and periodic depression to find power in me again. In my silence, I learned some valuable lessons. READ NOW

Addressing LGBTQ Bullying in the Filipino Catholic Community

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Being Queer + Sex Education

A Queer Filipina American on Shame and Acceptance

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Gay and Christian: Not a Contradiction

Rap Sarmiento on being gay and spiritual in Fashion.

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A Filipino Teacher Giving Hope to Prison Inmates

Story by Paul Manda, as told to Candice Quimpo.

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A Filipino American Educating the Next Generation

Story by Carl Manalo, as told to Mariah Reodica.

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Stop Carrying Trauma Alone; We Need To Talk More 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. READ NOW

The Rural America Teacher Shortage: Green Cards For Filipino Educators

Story by Angelene Superable, as told to Alice Sarmiento. READ NOW

My Daughter Needs More Info On Sex; I’m Teaching Her What Schools Won’t

Bicultural mom Gwendolyn Torres relates how sex ed on both hemispheres of the globe gave her dual perspectives on sex—but still not enough information. READ NOW

Asian Americans Aren’t Monolithic; Neither Are Our Sexual Health Needs

Godfrey Santos Plata explains why we need comprehensive health education that applies to people of all genders, bodies, and sexualities. READ NOW