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The Hijabi Emoji Has Been Approved

Hijabi, gender neutral and breastfeeding emojis are coming!

Get ready because new, female-friendly emojis are coming to your phone. Unicode Consortium unveiled 51 new images including the highly-anticipated woman in a hijab.

According to The Wall Street Journal, Unicode Consortium received over 150 proposals for new emoji. The brilliant idea for the hijab emoji came from a teenager, who wears a hijab, because she never felt quite represented by the emoji options. Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian also supported her thought. “Roughly 550 million Muslim women on this earth pride themselves on wearing the hijab,” says her proposal, per Forbes. “With this enormous number of people, not a single space on the keyboard is reserved for them.”

Here's what the new emoji looks like:

 

 

 

Other exciting emojis that have been approved include a breastfeeding mother and gender neutral characters.

[Photo: Forbes]

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