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LC woman’s company creates emojis for everyone - The Galveston County Daily News : Local News

December 22, 2014

LC woman’s company creates emojis for everyone

Posted: Friday, July 11, 2014 10:30 pm | Updated: 1:36 pm, Sun Jul 13, 2014.

LEAGUE CITY — Katrina Parrott isn’t a programmer or even a techie. But Parrott developed a mobile app that could change the way the world expresses itself through emojis, those little cartoon pictures used to convey emotions in texts and emails. 

It all started in June last year, a month after Parrott was laid off from NASA, where she had managed logistics contracts. Parrott’s daughter Katy, a pre-med student at the University of Texas at Austin, was home in League City sending text messages on her smartphone. Katy wondered aloud why emojis lacked racial and cultural diversity. Emojis were either yellow variations of the smiley face or cartoon images of Caucasians.

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