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The Missing Emojis

Girl holding emoji balloon in front of face

Today is World Emoji Day, and although I hate to admit it, I like using emojis…A LOT.

I just feel like I don’t need to always type “yeah.” It’s lame and unoriginal, so instead I use the classic ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿพ or if it’s a “yaaaaasssss”, I’ll drop in a few ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพto express my enthusiasm. While I totally understand that they can become super annoying ๐Ÿ˜ƒ, inadvertently creepy ๐Ÿ†and comically graphic ๐Ÿ’ฉ๐Ÿคฎ, they also create a space for empowerment ๐Ÿ‘and help us to really get the point across ๐Ÿ–•๐Ÿพ. But still, a few are missing.

First, I NEED the diamond y’all. Who doesn’t love Jay-Z? I need DIAMOND HANDS! This would be great for any business convos, friendship hype sessions or conversations about the Illuminati.

Second, as I was texting a friend about the upcoming remake of The Lion King, I realized, to my GREAT dismay, that there is no full-body emoji of a lion. The lion is the muthaf*ckn’ ๐Ÿ‘‘ OF THE JUNGLE ๐ŸŒด. He deserves to have a full body. Why can we only get his sweetheart lion face? ๐Ÿฆ NOT. CUTTING. IT.


Next, I was stoked on the skin color update a few years ago but there are still a few #woke emojis that are missing. I need an interracial couple emoji, PUH-LEASE. There was nothing for me to text to friends when I got engaged and married. I tried coloring the skin in on my own but it was so far out of the lines that it looked like we were breaking up. Woof.

I also need inter-hair color-relationship options. According to this article, only 2 percent of people in THE WORLD are natural blonds. So, barely anyone needs these ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿ’†โ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€โค๏ธโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐ŸŽ…! Where is my bi-racial, green-eyed, blondish-brownish curly-haired girl?!!!!!


I know that, in reality, emojis are tiny cartoon icons that really shouldn’t impact anyone’s life but it’s nice to feel represented in the trends of today’s society. 

What emoji do you need to feel represented? Tell us what you need to express yourself in the comments below. #wokemoji


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