Last week on Whatsapp a friend illustrated the group of us going to see dance troup Diversity via the medium of emojis. For though it’s been more than a year since emojis became available in different skin tones so now blondes, brown and black haired people are represented on the emoji spectrum, there’s currently no emoji for people of the ginger-haired variety like myself. Because fed-up redheads have been busy campaigning for a ginger emoji to be added to the collection.
51 new emojis have been approved for release next year. Last month we reported on the news that a breastfeeding emoji could soon be in the pipeline. As well as the breastfeeding emoji which was put forward by nurse Rachel Lee, other approved symbols also include a hijab emoji, a bearded person emoji and a man with a monocle emoji, you know for all those times when you need a man with a monocle to express your feelings.
I have an OKCupid account. Most of the time it sucks, but as a single person in New York who’s kinda-sorta trying not to be single for the rest of her life, it’s just one of those necessary evils.