Alyssa “Lyss” Cypher (they/them) is a an educator, consultant, and coach in radical mental health and disability justice, based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with virtual offerings.
They are also a writer and artist, focusing on self-expressions of trauma, madness, and neurodiversity through the arts and somatics. Their work centers agency over our own narratives and stories, through the mediums of poetry, hand-cut collage, movement, and cross-stitch.
Lyss currently serves as the Director of Liberatory Education at Write Pittsburgh and works as a Tech Support Lead / Disability Justice Educator + Coach at PeoplesHub.
[ID: Collage portrait of Lyss, a white, non-binary person with red hair that is shaved to a skin fade on the sides and several inches long on top.]