A Deceptive Double Life
As a seemingly ordinary 41-year-old mom of four, Lara Love Hardin appeared to have it all – juggling motherhood, PTA meetings, and private school responsibilities. But behind this façade lurked a dark secret: a heroin addiction that fueled her downward spiral. To fund her addiction, she resorted to stealing credit cards from other unsuspecting moms, leading to a shocking fall from grace.
Rock Bottom and Redemption
Hardin’s life hit rock bottom when she was reported for stealing a credit card from another parent. Her and her husband’s heroin binge in a hotel room with the stolen card came to a crashing end when police busted in. Accused of 32 felonies, she faced the prospect of 27 years in prison, with her life in shambles.
An Unlikely Turn in County Jail
Surprisingly, county jail became the turning point in Hardin’s life. Utilizing her “PTA soccer mom skills,” she earned respect and influence among the inmates, even becoming a shot-caller within the jail’s social structure. Her journey of self-discovery and redemption began as she embraced her motherly instincts to lead with compassion and empathy.
Writing Her Way to Redemption
During her time in jail, Hardin found solace in writing, using it as a means of self-expression and healing. She developed a co-parenting relationship with her ex-husband and eventually secured a job at a literary agency. Her talent and determination caught the eye of powerhouse agent and author Doug Abrams, leading to significant opportunities as a ghostwriter for influential figures.
Breaking the Silence
Hardin’s redemption wasn’t just limited to jail or her career. In a brave act of vulnerability, she began sharing her past with others, breaking her silence about her darkest moments. This led her to write her memoir, “The Many Lives of Mama Love,” a story of redemption and hope that aims to change perceptions about incarcerated individuals.
Reconciliation and Healing
Beyond her successful career as a ghostwriter and her literary agency, Hardin experienced profound healing in her personal life. Reconnecting with her family and children, she has rebuilt meaningful relationships, mending the fractured bonds from her past.
Empowering Others and Giving Back
Hardin’s transformative journey inspired her to launch The Gemma Project, a nonprofit organization providing programs and services for women in need. Through her memoir and nonprofit work, she seeks to shatter biases and judgments surrounding incarceration and foster understanding and empathy for those facing similar struggles.
True Literary and the Power of Writing
Today, Hardin runs her own literary agency, True Literary, embracing the power of the written word to tell stories of resilience and hope. Writing became the medium that saved her life and gave her back her family, setting her on a path of redemption that transcends the boundaries of her past.
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