Healthy Living

Apple Emoji Finally Acknowledge That Women Work Out, Too

A love letter to fit girls everywhere 💪

Women run, lift weights and surf and win a ton of Olympic medals too. But until yesterday’s major Apple iOS 10 update, you wouldn’t have known that by looking at the emoji keyboard.

Now, thanks to the update that became available for download this week, comes a lineup of awesome new emoji that feature women running, playing basketball, swimming, weightlifting, biking and surfing.

These images are a long time coming. Last year, track and field champion Molly Huddle voiced her desire for a female runner emoji, starting a conversation on Twitter. And thanks to messages like hers, we now have a (digital) love letter to active girls everywhere:

We have just one last thing to say:❗️💪❗️💪❗️.

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