Darshania is a Sonic Priestess, Healing Artist, Mother, Writer and Muse.
Darshania was raised in California, a child of West Indian, Blackfoot Creole and Filipino heritage. She began writing rhymes as a child and frequented open mics and poetry events. Known then as Shania D., she recorded her first songs as a youth and received multiple scholarships to The Blue Bear School of Music in San Francisco to study voice and theory. After graduating school she moved to Brooklyn , NY and attended IAR becoming a certified Audio Engineer at a time when women engineers were few to none. Upon graduating, she took advanced ProTools and Audio Production Courses.
In the early 2000's, she became a DJ and formed "Riddims Couture" with fellow lady Deejay Bella. They went on to host events highlighting other women artists and throwing some of the most body rocking parties in the Bay Area. Together they released " Ladies on Wax" an all-female mixtape that featured the duo as recording artists and Dj's.
A move to Los Angeles brought her back in the company of longtime mentor and friend Aceyalone (Freestyle Fellowship, Goodlife) and she became a founding member of Project Blowed's " The Sis-Tem", an all-female group made up of 11 solo female artists. She headlined a DJ residency at The Historic "Little Temple" in Silverlake.
In a spark of synchronistic events , a tour in Europe on the We B Girlz Tour found her in the company of Legends Roxanne Shante' and Bahamadia . Following came the release of " Hip Hop Honey", the " Female Perspective Mixtape" and "The Liberate FreeP" and "Be Free Now."
Her music has been featured in national campaigns, documentaries and short films. Her latest work with LA Beat Scene Pioneer Ras G, (Brainfeeder/Ghetto Sci-Fi) allows her full and complete artistic freedom with no limits set to the 808 laden drops Ras is known for. Taking a big hit and feeling of uncertain where to go after hearing of Ras G's untimely passing in 2018, Darshania is set to release her next album Heart Chakra featuring production by Ras in 2021.
Darshania had been practicing yoga and meditation since her 20's and always had a genuine interest in mysticism, consciousness and ceremony. She received her certification in Kemetic Yoga in 2014. Darshania is also a Certified Meditation Instructor, Quantum Healer, Life Designer and Pranic Massage Therapy practitcioner. She continues to provide immense value to her clients and students while honoring her role as leader in the community.
Darshania has guided hundreds in Kemetic Yoga, various healing rituals and workshops. She continues to empower the community to "Heal Thyself".
She works with youth, WOC, and those who are often overlooked. Her collaborations with organizations
such as Girls. Inc, Regina's Door and Queen Hippy Gypsy while on her stay in Oakland, this last 1.5 years
has further expanded her reach and audience.
Her latest book " Fertile" features poetry, channels and messages inspired from her sacred life in beautiful St. Croix, USVI
She is currently working on a few musical projects to be released this year, teaching yoga, offering quantum healing and coaching. In 2020, she launched her first clothing line through her Future Ancestar imprint which also functions as a record label, publishing house and multimedia design company.