Over 550 million women across the globe and various religions wear headscarves, yet there's barely any representation of them in popular media or even emojis. 15-year old, all-around badass Rayouf Alhumedhi decided to do something about that. When she couldn't find an emoji that looked like her to add to a group chat, Alhumedhi wrote Apple a letter. And then decided to design one herself, with the help of Unicode. Now, we're closer than ever to more-inclusive emojis, as she is putting the final touches on her proposal to Unicode, complete with usage examples and a history of the headscarf in popular society. Here's to hoping it will be included in the next iOS update!
Article source: https://www.buzzfeed.com/charliewarzel/meet-the-15-year-old-behind-the-hijab-emoji?utm_term=.qmPdgQr4W#.gtrpmn32D
Photo source: By Ferdinand Reus from Arnhem, Holland (desert colours) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons