Meet our Team!
Our Facilitators & Staff
Founder & Executive Director
Beck DeTrempe (they/he) 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)
Disabled Babes Book Club
If You Give a Trans Person a Book Club
Gia (she/her) is a neurodivergent and queer black trans woman. She’s also more commonly known by the name “Gaia” in the Orlando community, and will happily answer to both names!
Gia is a creative that likes to express herself through many interests. She’s also passionate about curating fun and creative safe spaces for members of marginalized communities to share and explore interests at no costs, risks, or pressure.
She’s excited to meet you!
Co-Facilitator of Disability (Is Not a Bad Word)
I’m Caroline (they/she), a non-binary, multiracial individual. I have lived experience with mental illness/neurodivergence. I have a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Psychology from the University of Central Florida. I am recently certified as a Certified Recovery Peer Specialist in the state of Florida. In my personal time, I enjoy creating art, creative writing, reading, listening to music, thrift shopping, learning about spirituality/astrology, being in nature, and partaking in mindful movement (aerial yoga and Lyra).
Co-Facilitator of Disabled Babes Book Club
Hi! My name is Alex, I use ze/zir/zirs pronouns, and I’m passionate about creating affirming representation and inclusive spaces. Part of this includes intersectional, abolitionist, anti-capitalist activism. I have a love for reading, writing, art, music, and my cats! Some of my identities include being white, nonbinary, demisexual, queer, polyamorous, spiritual, disabled, mad, a survivor of abuse, and a babe with mobility aids 🦼. My passion for inclusive storytelling motivated me to earn a bachelor’s degree in English and become editor-in-chief of three college publications. Also, I’ve been a part of many queer and disability inclusivity initiatives, like Access Pride Coalition. But as my mental and physical symptoms worsen, I’ve had to find more accessible ways to engage with my passions. That’s why I’m so excited to be a part of this disability-centered book club!
Co-Facilitator of Queer Media Club
Malik Ever (they/them) is a trans/nonbinary, queer and 1st generation Algerian American filmmaker. Called by Phindie “a heart-wrenching and hilarious physical theatre performer and writer,” They have received a LeeWay Art for Change Grant and an Arts Council of Northern Ireland Grant. Ever made the transition to film with the short THIS COULD BE THE PLACE. Their short film, GORDITX, premiered at GLAFF And has gone on to screen at Queer2Queer (Audience Favorite), LGBT+ Toronto (Best Directing), Cleveland International, Outfest Fusion, Sioux City (Best Comedy), and Vancouver Queer Film Festival. They are part of the 2023 Sundance Trans Possibilities Lab with their feature script, “GutBucket.” Ever holds an MFA in Directing from the AFI Conservatory.
Co-Facilitator of If You Give a Trans Person a Book Club & Queer Media Club
Nicole Torres (she/they) is the co-facilitator for the If You Give a Trans Person a Book Club + Queer Media 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.
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.