Alyssa “Lyss” Cypher (they/them) is a community organizer, artist, and consultant in radical mental health and disability justice. Their art focuses on expressions of madness and neurodiversity, centering agency over our own narratives and stories, through the mediums of poetry, hand-cut collage, movement, and cross-stitch.
Alyssa is the founder of Inside Our Minds, a mutual aid collective that provides subsidized, community-based radical mental health programming to the Pittsburgh area. They are a facilitator at Write Pittsburgh, leading the Rainbow Writers and the Teen Council programs.
[Image of Alyssa, a white, non-binary person with red hair that is shaved to a fade on the sides and several inches long on top. They are smiling and wearing an orange suit with a white undershirt.]