Brittanie Richardson Subject of New Episode of Amazon Series OUTrageous
Episode three of season two of the hit Amazon docu-series OUTrageous premiered this week with the focus of theater arts as therapy in Africa.
Brittanie Richardson, the founder and executive director of Art & Abolition, an organization and solidarity movement, seeks to restore justice to young girls enslaved by the sex trade in the African nation of Kenya by offering healing programs through theater, art and education.
"Being featured on Pony Gayle's OUTrageous docu-series is so important for Art & Abolition," states Richardson who is the focus of episode three of OUTrageous which spotlights the plight of these Kenyan girls and girls all over the world with the message of female empowerment, value and identity, "I believe that in sharing these stories, we can change the world and improve the lives of these and all girls."
After years of performing arts training and performing in US and South African theater, Richardson focused her experience and talents by launching an art therapy program in South AFRICA which allowed children suffering from trauma to find healing through the arts. After seeing several children complete that program successfully, she moved to Mtwapa, Kenya and served as the house manager for a rescue and rehabilitation home for child survivors of sex slavery. She then founded Art and Abolition, which is a marriage of both theater arts and therapy.
"It was a pleasure working with Brittanie. She's a lovely person that's not only doing amazing things in Kenya but for humanity in general," commented OUTrageous creator and director Pony Gayle, whose docu-reality series tells real stories of people in the LGBTQ community and their allies.
An earlier episode of Season Two featured transgender activist, recording artist and memoirist Rizi Timane. Rizi, whose memoir, "An Unspoken Compromise," recounts his journey from Nigeria, where he was born and raised female, to the U.S. where he made a complete transformation, offered OUTrageous viewers an intimate glimpse into the experiences and relationships that impacted his extraordinary passage from a fundamentalist childhood in AFRICA to a fully realized life Stateside.
OUTrageous Seasons One and Two can be streamed on Amazon Prime or outrageousseries.com