“Femojis” Could Bring Super Women to Texts

“Femojis” Could Bring Super Women to Texts
technology

A group of multimedia storytellers wants Apple to rep female role models among its emoji set

Janet Burns
  • 8 june 2015

Both kids and grown-ups now spend a lot of time with their noses in their phones, and the MAKERS team wants to improve the ways that women are showing up in gadget space—emojis included.

With their Femojis series, members of the MAKERS online collective have created a range of emoji characters based on real-life heroines (including Venus and Serena Williams, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Oprah Winfrey, Beyonce, Amy Poehler, Gloria Steinem, and Mindy Kaling, shown here), and which the makers suggest could help alleviate a current lack of relate-able, admirable female emojis.

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