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*Insert Afromoji Here*: Thanks To One Black Woman, We Might Soon Have Afro-Textured Emojis To Trade With Our BFFs

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*Insert Afromoji Here*: Thanks To One Black Woman, We Might Soon Have Afro-Textured Emojis To Trade With Our BFFs

by Marjua Estevez via https://www.bet.com

It’s about damn time, to say the least.

Our daily dose of #BlackGirlMagic comes by way of Rhianna Jones, an entrepreneurial writer and content producer who found herself fed up with the flagrant lack of diversity in the digital and social media realms.

As a result, Jones set out to create a set of afro-textured emojis — men, women, boys and girls — and send an official proposal to Unicode before the closing of Women’s History Month.

“The next day, [I learned] Tinder’s interracial emoji petition got approved — a year after their Change.org campaign, which also inspired me as a biracial woman,” Jones told BET.

A Chicago native, Jones currently resides in her second home of Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, where the borough’s cultural capital and communal spirit helped to inform the 28-year-old’s latest creative pursuit.

“I was in a room full of bold, beautiful Black girls, [with] Solange’s ‘Binz’ on repeat, and, frankly, I was just over the lack of representation,” she recalled. “I researched the …

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I am a future butterfly at the stage of growth when I am turning into an adult. I am enclosed in a hard case shell formed by love, family, and friends. It is the hardest stage of becoming a black butterfly. You will encounter many hardships only to come out stronger and better than what you went in. At this stage, you are finding out who you truly are and how to love yourself.

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