R&B Artist & Body Positive Activist
If you don’t already recognize AExME Council member Saaneah from the summer AExME cast, you’re gonna recognize her soon. The rising R&B artist and body-positive activist is taking over big-time, using music and movement to transform hearts and minds.
She’s appeared on American Idol, opened for Ledisi, and created a series of mega-popular classes—called “Curvy Confidence”—that blend dance, fitness, and self-love.
“It’s about body gratitude, showing love for the body that you have because no one else has it… That’s how you bloom where you are,”
says the Tennessee State University grad who’s worked in her hometown of Nashville as an educator, including with students with disabilities.
Saaneah lives by the mantra that it’s an “artist’s duty to reflect the times” (words by the great Nina Simone), and her art reflects both the times and her unique take on them: everything Saaneah does it about eliminating self-hate, building self-confidence, and helping people find their voice.
“Spend some time alone,”
Saaneah advises anyone looking to find their voice.
“Listen inside of your soul and find the things that you may need to heal. Find the things that get you out of your comfort zone so that you can get to a place where you function in your freedom.”
Meet all the members of the AExME Council here.