My name is Diego Perez and I write under the name Yung Pueblo. I am a meditator, writer, and speaker. The name Yung Pueblo means young people, it came to me as I was moving through the start of my personal healing journey. It is meant to reflect the understanding that humanity as a whole is still very young and that we are in the midst of transformation.

Over the last 7 years I have focused a lot of my writing on Instagram, eventually developing a following of over 2 million people. During this time I have released two books, Inward and Clarity & Connection, the second of which became a New York Times Bestseller.

What is Yung Pueblo’s Notes?

On Substack I have focused on sharing new longer pieces of writing on topics ranging from personal transformation, healing, relationships, emotional maturity and much more. I share one piece of long writing each month for free but I also offer a 5 dollar a month paid subscriber option.

For 5 dollars a month you will get new pieces of content each week. Most of it will be new writing in the form of my usual “Three Thoughts” or longer deep dive essays like “On Love”. But I will also mix in personal stories, recommendations, and I plan on recording occasional conversations with wise friends that I will only share with my paid subscribers.

What I am most excited about with this 5 dollar a month offering is creating actual supportive community. I will open up the comments under the pieces as a way to spark conversation between people. One of the things I love about social media is people sharing their reflections and stories with each other, but lately that has been watered down with all of the bots on most major platforms. This space will be free of that and it will be a much more tight-knit community. I also plan on spending some time in the comments so I will see you there too.

In the comments I am welcoming questions about the topic I was addressing or anything in general. Once a month I am planning on making a Q+A piece of new writing where I will go through the comments and grab some of your questions to respond to.

If you want to just move forward with the free offering, you don’t have to worry about anything. I will continue sending you one free piece of new longer writing each month and I will let you know about any new major updates like new books etc.

Thank you for reading along all this time and I look forward to connecting more deeply with you through this new Substack adventure.

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Reflections on Personal Transformation and Relationships


Yung Pueblo 

#1 NYT Bestselling Author Vipassana Meditator General Partner at Wisdom Ventures