Alyssa "Lyss" Cypher

Lyss (they/them) is a community organizer, artist, and consultant. They are the founder of Inside Our Minds, a mutual aid collective that provides subsidized, community-based radical mental health programming to the Pittsburgh area. They also work as a facilitator at Write Pittsburgh, creating writing and creative spaces for LGBTQIA+ teens outside of the school system. Alyssa's art focuses on personal expressions of madness and neurodiversity, centering agency over our own narratives and stories, through the mediums of poetry, hand-cut collage, intuitive movement, and cross-stitch.

photograph of Alyssa Cypher, wearing a mask and a green tank top, in front of a light colored brick wall.