Dissatisfied with the somewhat narrow perception of women and girls depicted in Apple’s current emoji set, the design team over at Working Mother decided to take matters into their own hands. Considering that these emoji were designed by working moms for working moms, it’s safe to say that most of them are scarily accurate.
“While the emoji keyboard has us covered when there’s something to celebrate, commiserate, or do a cheeky hair-flip about, there are some working-mother occasions that cry out for new symbols,” wrote Working Mother’s Marisa LaScala of the custom-designed working-mom emoji set.
We couldn’t agree more. Although we have made significant strides in the way women and girls are portrayed in the emoji-sphere, the plight of the working mother is unique (not to mention stressful) and entirely deserving of its own set.
Browse Working Mother’s proposed set of working-mom emoji below.
“I haven’t had coffee yet.”
“Psst—you have baby spit-up on your outfit!”
“Out of office.”
“Too many reply-alls.”
”Don’t drink the breast milk in the office fridge!”
“I’m in the lactation room, BRB.”
“Working from home.”