Believing that storytelling is essential for human connection, Bett Butler pours her considerable energy into storytelling using whatever is at hand: words, music, found footage, imagery. She partners with her spouse, bassist/composer/producer Joël Dilley, at Mandala Music Production, creating tracks played in ambient settings worldwide and licensed by HBO, Discovery Channel, Travel Channel, Food Network, and more. Current projects on their label Dragon Lady Records include Gracia, music in the time of Covid; The Gospel Truth, inspired by the proliferation of conspiracy theories in the U.S.; ongoing collaborations with experimental writers and filmmakers; and music and meditation videos for YouTube’s Mandala Meditation Channel.
In the short story "1964," a young girl in mid-century small-town Texas learns first-hand about the benefits of white privilege. Originally published in the print magazine WEAVE and reprinted online in FABULA ARGENTEA.