Immigrating to Canada, from Jamaica, at the tender age of four, suffering through the impact of childhood sexual abuse, and living in the child welfare system provided, Ingrid D.Johnson, with a lot of inspiration for writing poems about her journey. These poems would later become her first, published, local, bestselling book in 2005 that would eventually inspire her original songs that she would record and perform live with the help of her band, of over 9 years, The Funky Fresh Crew.
Committed to being an artist that helps to inspire positive social change, in October 2011, Ingrid D.Johnson, was chosen by The Manitoba Women' s Advisory Council and Mentoring Artist' s for Women's Art (MAWA) to be honoured in a government publication: Women in The Arts: Artists Working for Social Change. Thus, confirming, Johnson's, vision and mission for her small production company, In The Closet Productions to be "a voice for the voiceless".
Good things are on the horizon!
Currently, Ingrid D.Johnson, is in the process of writing her life story about learning to overcome the impact of childhood sexual abuse. The book will give an honest insight into what that looks like in various relationships and stages in life. Check out her BLOG for a sample of the upcoming book.
Please, join our Facebook page "Writing through The Pain" and support other women sharing their experiences, living with the impact of childhood sexual abuse. Join the conversation.
Also, please, stay tuned for the upcoming album,"Running with Scizzors". The album will feature new songs, new musical collaborations, a fresh new sound and a deeper look at life, love, faith, and human relationships.
The musical journey continues!
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Ingrid D. Johnson & The Funky Fresh Crew offers an original mix of uplifting Jazz, Pop, Soul and R&B music that is catchy and socially conscious.
Previously, Johnson, has performed at The 2017 Canada Games (Athlete's Village), and sung the Canadian national anthem at a Piston's hockey game in Steinbach. In addition to performing with her band at The Winnipeg Fringe Festival (2012 & 2015), The Bell Tower Cafe (2015 - 2018), The Steinbach Summer Festival (2015 - 2018 ), The Grant and Wilton Coffee House (2012), Happy Mike's Coffee House (2015), Rock'n for Choices Concert at The Manitoba Youth Centre (2018) and several other events.
Over the years, Johnson, has also done public speaking engagements with live music concerts and a songwriting workshop for youth at The Manitoba Youth Centre (2015) and VOICES (Manitoba Youth in Care). In addition to receiving opportunities to showcase her music with her band in Austin Texas (2013), Nashville, TN (2016) and Pennsylvania (2017).
Pledge your support today, in any amount, and help In The Closet Productions to produce more original music, books, live shows, speaking engagements, and songwriting workshops that helps to give "a voice to the voiceless."