We all use emoji to get our point across better (or because we don’t feel like using actual words). But too often there’s one missing from the endless keyboard that we feel is required (tacos, anyone?). No matter how diverse/normal the keyboard has expanded to these days, there could always be more. You know, like a Beyoncé or an Oprah for those days when you really want to text “Who run the world? Girls.” with one tap. Introducing… femoji, powerful women in emoji form.
Makers, a platform aiming to be the largest and most dynamic collection of women’s stories, released a group of strong women emoji to push Apple to do better in its emoji library. The company noticed there are plenty of male emoji — not including our Bromoji — doing tasks like swimming, walking or riding a bike and even working jobs as a police officer or a construction worker. But the female counterparts were only visualized as a princess, a bride or a geisha and taking part in activities like salsa dancing, getting a haircut or dressing up in a bunny costume.
To change that view and promote Makers’ motto “you have to see it to be it” among the young girls who are using emoji the most, Makers created an assortment of superstar ladies like Oprah, Beyoncé, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, astronaut Mae Jemison and police officer Val Demmings for girls to visualize who and what they can become. Not only were those working gals transformed by Makers onto our iMessages but so were famous ladies like Mindy Kaling, Taylor Swift and Lena Dunham. We think this is worth a group text to your besties right about now.
Which femoji is your current fave and who would you like to see turned into an emoji? Let us know in the comments.
(Photos via Makers)