A picture may paint a thousand words, but the best emojis paint the only words we actually need. And no emojis capture the spirit of being a twentysomething woman quite like SlayMoji, the emoji keyboard app from Daddy Issues, which hit the App store Monday. Featuring the Daddy Issues Instagram creator Violet Benson in various hilarious, shameless, and oh-so-relatable scenarios, these emojis will never judge your journey — whether that journey involves drowning alone in a sea of donuts, leaning into a full-time career as Cat Lady, or falling into one of the zillion dating perils some of us encounter in the age of Tinder.
Odds are you've heard of the popular Daddy Issues Instagram, famous for its self-deprecating and brutally honest posts about navigating life as a twentysomething. Little did fans know, Los Angeles-based Benson, then working in an accounting job, was secretly moonlighting as the invisible face behind the account during its meteoric rise to fame in 2014. Although she has always taken care to respond to the many messages she has gotten from fans, it wasn't until 2015 that she revealed her true identity to MTV. Now, she publicly juggles the Daddy Issue's Snapchat, Twitter, website, Instagram, and her most recent venture, the SlayMoji app.
The app features over 200 emojis, all of which read like a meme you wanted to send your friend, but were too lazy to Google search after blearily peeling your eyes open at 12 p.m. on a Saturday. Problem solved — once you install the keyboard, you'll forever only be a swipe or two away from telling your friends exactly what your current mental/physical/post-pizza state is without ever uttering a word.
Benson already has plans to expand the app out to create even more emojis to perfectly tailor those moments of your life that aren't ~quite~ decent enough for your personal Instagram ('sup, Mom?), but still worth chronicling to your squad in emoji form. She also says she'll be looking out for feedback from fans on the next rollout, so be sure to share your ideas to make your emoji dreams come true.
The app is available now for download on the App Store — just make sure you go into your Settings to allow full access to the keyboard, and voilà! You're a SlayMoji star.
Images: Andrew Zaeh/Bustle; Courtesy of SlayMoji