Cushy Board of Directors
Telly Cruz is a professional supporter of the Vancouver arts community. From running coat checks to managing a venue, they’ve consistently put their time into helping people pursue their dreams. Telly is currently running Teleport Administrative Services, a business that focuses on the backend parts so artists can do what they do best. As Treasurer, Telly is excited to help Cushy Entertainment succeed at spotlighting artists that deserve to shine.
Sukhmani likes to say she came out of the womb reading. An avid reader since she can remember, the art of literature, especially YA books, has been a major part of her life and impacted much of her path. So much so that she (alongside a beautiful group of humans) founded INFUSION YA Book Festival, so-called BC's first ever young adult-focused literary festival, founded while she was in school learning to build community through events. When she's not reading you can usually find her at her local coffee shop getting ready for book finding.
Alex Masse, AKA Fairything, is a writer, musician, and Communication student residing in what is colonially known as Vancouver, BC. The arts are a longtime love of theirs, and their work has been seen everywhere from the Scholastic Writing Awards to Autostraddle, as well as in collaboration with Penelope Scott, Vancouver Pride, She Does The City, and more. Through their unique skillset, they hope to make the local arts scene an inclusive, accessible space. They’re also a neurodivergent nonbinary lesbian, which greatly affects their process.
Rayne Fisher-Quann is a New York and Toronto-based writer, activist and organizer. You can follow her on Twitter @raynefq.