“Ji-Younger additionally loves taking part in soccer and rolling alongside the road on her skateboard,” an outline notes. “Ji-Younger is extraordinarily shut along with her household and is pleased with her Korean heritage. She loves taking part in music along with her grandma and cooking her favourite meals – tteokboki. Her household eats dinner collectively on the kitchen desk each night time, chatting in each Korean and English.”
Carried out by puppeteer Kathleen Kim, the brand new character is designed to foster viewer dialogue about anti-Asian racism. In an offscreen incident, one other baby tells Ji-Younger to “go dwelling.” In accordance with the Workshop, after the incident, “Ji-Younger seeks out trusted grown-ups and mates who unite to assist her know that she’s precisely the place she belongs.”
“It’s a robust factor when children see folks like themselves represented on display and in tales – it helps them as they work out who they’re and who they wish to be,” stated co-director Alan Muraoka. “We will’t await households to get to know Ji-Younger – on this particular and in future seasons of Sesame Avenue – and have a good time a few of the Asian and Pacific Islander folks in our neighbourhood.”
Sesame Avenue screens in Australia on ABC Youngsters.