Jam Buds ( Still : Steven Universe episode “ Sworn to the Sword ” ( 2015 )
The title of this piece is the name of the song being sung by the characters on the screen in this episode of the modern cartoon ‘ Steven Universe ’. The show has been widely praised for its smart writing and positive messages for children . Gender issues in particular are very prominent in the show . The child is intentionally androgynous for this reason , and is lost in his / her play room enjoying the show . This piece is about how much media can have a positive impact if done right . Messages that might be missing from their home or school can really have an impact of kids that feel like ‘ outsiders ’.