We are Caroline and Laurie Hart, co-founders of theLexperience, our objective is to throw positive light into the world, empower women and share our life experiences and also the experiences of women who inspire us.
Caroline: “After years of working in the radio industry, finally in London for Capital Radio, the UK’s number one commercial radio station, I was ready for change and a more flexible life. My first love had always been in the art world, I had trained in graphic design and photography and decided to start my own photography business, which was very successful".
Laurie: “Having the ability to captivate an audience from the age of 15, I toured New England as a professional hula dancer. My know-how to communicate with others landed me the title “President of Civic Affairs”, chosen by my peers, receiving the prestigious award “Outstanding in Public Speaking”. From 17 years working in the medical field, co-owning a successful photography business, and standing up to the US Federal Government to protect my human rights. I pour compassion into everything I take on, knowing my voice is my superpower”.
Life brought us together against great odds, we are British and American and after meeting online, falling in love, we lived a crazy life, blending our lives and families across two continents, flying bi-weekly for eighteen months! Neither of us could’ve made it if we didn’t totally believe in each other or have an enormous love of travel.
Making our decision to settle in the USA, we were suddenly thrown into the spotlight when our marriage wasn’t recognized, and we had to publicly fight for our human rights or face enforced separation. Celebrities and politicians came to our defense, including Sharon Stone, Debra Messing, Martina Navratilova, Kelli Giddish, Sarah McLachlan, Leann Rimmes and Gloria Estefan to name just a few!
Our story went all the way to the senate judiciary committee, and we are proud to have played a part in changing a law, which eventually led to marriage equality across the USA. It also gave us the opportunity to write for publications including The Advocate and Huffington Post. This made us realize that by telling our story we were able to bring about positive change and we want to encourage other women to do the same.
We are also proud to have raised enough funds to rebuild a tsunami hit school in India, which lost 13 of its pupils during the great tsunami of 2004 and loved the incredible experience of attending the schools official inauguration, where the whole village turned out to show their appreciation. More recently we have released a children's book, Kanunie and Sandy - Secrets of the Magic Key, to help raise awareness about protecting our oceans from trash, we will be donating a percentage of the proceeds to ocean conservancy.