Camino Libre is an offering of stories lived, collected and imagined
about growing up human in the 21st century. As our planet changes, we are embarking on a journey away from convenience and towards community, out of fear and into freedom.
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If I were to tell people where I truly feel I come from, I would not point to a place on the map. I would point instead to the life of one man, who out of his love and perseverance made my life possible.
Camino a casa—en lo que debería ser el trayecto más común de mi día—no debería tener que vestirme con mi armadura. Prefería ser libre antes que heroica (o una víctima).
Our freedom lies in the only real decision left to us: to run in fear or to walk in love.
As I passed through the dark, walking fast, purposefully, every once in a while checking behind me, I cursed the logic of The Way Things Are
I wondered aloud who the moral leaders of today are who will guide us through the climate crisis. What new moral vision will come out of this time? Will there ever be a movement as large as the Kings’ in which Americans refuse to be complicit in environmental destruction?
If you’re reading this note, I’m guessing you’re alive sometime in the early 21st century. You’re probably young(ish), a bit lost, too busy, but passionate.
We belong to the generation that survived a pandemic, questioned the system, and inherited the next century of climate change. We didn’t ask for this world of crisis and overwhelm. We want what humans have always wanted: happiness, freedom, a stable future.
Despite the headlines of impending planetary meltdown, most of us are just getting through the day, putting in our hours, eagerly swiping right for love.
Growing up human has never been easy, but now our very survival depends on us growing wise.
Every day, we have the choice to answer our inner calling to give, resist, rise up, love. Will we answer the call and avoid total apocalypse? Or will we get distracted and dispirited?
Camino Libre means “the free way” or “I walk free.” It’s the journey we all walk, whether we know it or not. A journey away from fear and into healing. A turning away from convenience towards meaning. A path that you embark on when you dare to ask, What am I living for? An adventure that may just end with us rewriting our collective fate.
You are meant to become the legendary ancestor of a flourishing human village. Sounds pretty cool, huh? All you need along your camino libre is community, friendship, courage, and good stories…
Humans of L.A.
A community of voices from the streets of Los Angeles & Latinoamérica
Letters soul to soul about growing up human in the 21st century
The Perilous & Tender Search through Darkness
A courageous guide to PTSD by and for survivors
Stories lived, collected and imagined from the pen of Sara Alura
Camino Libre is on the road in Patagonia, Chile! Travel Diaries is a series based on Sara Alura’s two-month journey hitchhiking through Chilean Patagonia. This is travel writing like you’ve never read before…
Querida Sol is an advice column for young people about growing up human in the 21st century.
No junk mail here–just real talk on life, love, and survival.
Humans of L.A.
Humans of L.A. features a community of voices from Los Angeles and Latinoamérica.
Coming Fall 2022, discover our series Crónicas del Despertar Chileno (stories from the Chilean awakening) featuring oral stories from the everyday Chileans who fought on the frontlines of the 2019 Chilean social uprising.
the perilous and tender search through darkness
A courageous guide to PTSD by and for survivors.
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