A schoolgirl campaigner who has previously known as for additional glasses-wearing heroines in Disney films is calling for greater representation from tech businesses.
Lowri, 13, from Chilwell, Nottinghamshire, says a single of the couple of bespectacled emojis is the “nerd” face, which she believes is damaging to the self-confidence of young glasses wearers.
She has written to the Unicode Consortium, a group of tech businesses which approves new emojis, calling for an solution to add glasses to emojis.
The teenager produced headlines in 2019 just after writing to Disney, calling for additional glasses-wearing female characters in their films.
The corporation responded by inviting Lowri to accompany them to the Baftas, exactly where their most current film Encanto – which attributes a glasses-wearing heroine – was honoured.
She is launching her most current campaign to coincide with World Sight Day.
“Teenagers [who wear glasses] do not truly really feel represented,” Lowri stated.
“Not positively anyway. If it really is representation then it really is the nerd [emoji] and that is not who we are.”
Video journalist: Alex Thorp
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