About Guest Contributor, Brandon Hopkins

Brandon Hopkins is 26 and a college freshman in Lawrenceville, Georgia, having rebooted his life in more ways than one over the last few years. When he’s not pretending to pay attention in his classes, he can be heard ranting on his podcast: www.liminalitypodcast.com or trying to sway the school’s dining services providers into carrying more vegan options. He enjoys writing, mopeds and cooking. His heart is as big as his mouth, though neither compares to his stomach.


Her name was Elizabeth, but her caretakers always affectionately referred to her as Bessie. This is her story.