*Singer Chaka Khan has endured a tremendous transformation.

In the last few years, Khan has lost a great amount of weight making her look younger, healthier and to some, even prettier.

The Loop 21 caught up with Khan to talk about her new efforts in the field of education.

Check out an excerpt:

“I’m so happy that this day is here,” R&B legend Chaka Khan said looking out to the audience of a few hundred at the Super Life Transformation ceremony at this years Essence Music Festival.

In 2011 Khan partnered with the New Orleans non profit Institute of Women and Ethnic Studies and Essence Magazine to help women though life altering changes. A year later over thirty women have been through the program that guides them through self reflection and triumph.

Read the rest of the exclusive piece at Loop 21.