Basil is a man of transgender experience, writer, photographer, intersectional activist and Southerner who wears his heart on his sleeve. He is the founder and Executive Director at Transilient. He has been published in numerous publications. Basil is also a self described coffee snob and he can discuss any genre of music from any decade with any human willing to nerd out. He uses humor as a defense mechanism and likes laughing more than most things (although one wouldn't be able to see that in his poetry).