Meet The Founder
Founder & Director
Beck DeTrempe (they/them) is a queer non-binary disabled + neurodivergent person based in Orlando, Florida, USA.
Beck founded Basically Wonderful in 2021 after noticing a lack of accessible and intersectional spaces. They hope to continue to create more welcoming spaces and offerings that benefit their disabled & queer peers.
Beck is currently the co-facilitator for
Disability (Is Not a Bad Word) and its Social Meetups, Disabled Babes Book Club, and If You Give a Trans Person a Book Club.
Meet our Friends
The People Who Have Our Backs
Yasmin Flasterstein & Dandelion Hill
Co-Directors, Peer Support Space
Peer Support Space is a grassroots organization that has been a beacon of support ever since Bell and Yasmin met at the very first Basically Wonderful Showcase in 2019. We are eternally grateful for both Yasmin (she/her) and Dandelion (they/them, ze/zir), and their continued support and partnership in all of our endeavors.
Bea Green is a queer, neurodivergent person living in the Orlando, FL area. Bea is a recent graduate of Valencia College. They are passionate about creating spaces for marginalized communities. Bea is hoping to help create impactful events that bring the community together.
Co-Facilitator of Disabled Babes Book Club
Alex Candage (ze/zir/zirs) is a freelance writer, editor, and advocate based in Central Florida. Alex earned a Bachelor’s degree in English at Rollins College, where ze was the editor-in-chief of three student publications. Alex created and presented Rollins College’s first Disability Ally Training and co-presented “Accessibility in Student Organizations and Political Movements'' at the 2020 National IMPACT Conference. Ze strives to continue creating positive representation and inclusive spaces for fellow LGBTQ+ and disabled folks. You can find Alex on Instagram and Medium @disgaybled.alex
Co-Facilitator of Disability (Is Not a Bad Word)
Hi everyone, my name is Caroline. I’m a 24-year-old non-binary, bisexual, multiracial person living with C-PTSD, depression, anxiety, and an eating disorder. In my free time, I enjoy creating art, creative writing, reading, listening to music, learning about spirituality/astrology, and partaking in mindful movement (yoga and weight-lifting). I’m a group facilitator for both Disability (is Not A Bad Word) and the Daily Community Gatherings as well as an individual peer supporter. I have a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Psychology from UCF and I am a newly certified Peer Recovery Specialist. I’m looking forward to connecting with new friends in the near future!
Co-Facilitator of If You Give a Trans Person a Book Club
Nicole Torres (she/they) is the co-facilitator for the If You Give a Trans Person a Book Club. They're also a part-time student in computer science. In their spare time, they like to write about media representation in their favorite geeky spaces such as (but not limited to) anime, TV shows, and video games.
Yesenia Benitez (she/her) is an extremely talented artist and graphic designer. She has been a supportive friend and ally of Basically Wonderful since day one, and has since been a featured artist in the first Basically Wonderful Showcase in 2019 and was hired to design the logo and other graphics for us. We look forward to continuing to work with her and are so grateful to have her as a friend.
Danielle Bui (she/her) is a wonderful photographer and cinematographer. She took most of the main photos for the Basically Wonderful website. Danielle has been a supporter of us since the beginning, and we're grateful for her continuing friendship!