A Digital Love Map

Thordis Elva is a widely known writer, speaker and journalist who most recently developed a substantial instagram following when she started documenting her personal and highly emotional high-risk pregnancy. People from all over the world not only followed her story, but became personally invested in it — tuning in each day to follow her journey.

I too became part of her "#armyoflight" as she coined it - from that first day when she recorded herself immediately following her water breaking at 15 weeks -- and every day since. While on bed rest and in the hospital post-trauma, she started documenting the love that she was receiving from all over the world. As a result, Thordis created a love map on a print-out map she obtained while at the hospital. She then proceeded to fill in all the hearts from all over the world to show where she had received the love for her unborn babies. 

 
 

Not having any personal connection or affiliation to Thordis, I was so moved by her experience and simply by being a mother myself and empathizing with her situation, that I reached out to her and asked if she wanted me to digitize the map for her. She graciously accepted the offer, and the rest is history.