The hardest question I get is what I do for a living, but I guess the simplest answer is story-teller. Sometimes I tell stories through books, articles, films or plays that have taken me to places I couldn't even fathom, resulting in various honours and awards. Other times, my story-telling manifests itself in news reporting, public speaking and equal rights activism that earned me the title Woman of the Year 2015 in my native Iceland. I currently live in Stockholm, Sweden and recently released my TED talk and book South of Forgiveness, written with my co-author Tom Stranger. Critics have said:
Hats off to Elva and Stranger for a brave journey that might well change lives.
...a book you'll find yourself endlessly discussing with very many people.
...a book written with great empathy and the authors' courage is remarkable.
The Sydney Morning Herald:
...a genuine, wholehearted attempt to change the conversation around rape and, in time, change the world...
The Good Men Project:
Remarkable.... can empower even the most vulnerable, near and far.
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