Amikaeyla Gaston, proclaimed as one of the “purest contemporary voices” by National Public Radio, is a speaker, performer, educator and author. She is founder of the International Cultural Arts & Healing Sciences Institute. Amikaeyla travels the world as a cultural arts ambassador with the US State Department and the UN. She received the Voss Foundation’s Emerging Leaders Women Helping Women Award, the UN Global Woman Award, and the Hero for Peace and Forgiveness Award. Amikaeyla brings together artists and healers to promote healing and wellness through the arts and activism. She was invited to perform by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.