If you already use emojis to communicate with your friends, then you’ll understand why the world needs Femojis. Emojis that relate specifically to women’s lives, and enable them to share their feelings, are pretty important if you think about it. And yet, there are no emojis specifically about periods on the official Unicode emoji keyboard – even though all women experience them every month until around the age of 50.
That’s why, at Bodyform, we’ve created a campaign to make the Unicode keyboard more inclusive and woman-friendly via our pink emojis or Femojis. Our campaign, which has enjoyed plenty of media coverage, includes a Change.org petition to get six Femojis included in the next Unicode emoji keyboard update, and an app that enables users to share the Femojis. So far the petition has received more than 37,000 signatures.
Talking about periods can be hard. But it really shouldn’t be, especially when you consider that the average woman menstruates 450 times in her life. Being able to communicate about this shared experience is important, and we feel the stigma attached to these conversations would be reduced if there were emojis to help women discuss periods in a fun, no-nonsense way.