the caged bird sings.

written, designed, and edited by Bee Butler


The Caged Bird Sings began life as a blog run on Blogger, at the time, called "Starfish". After a few months there, Bee decided to expand her brand and enlisted the help of Tracey Sweetney, via SweetBlog, to help create a new site on Wordpress. That version of the site went live in 2009 and ran until 2012, when the blog was archived. After a break from writing, Bee picked up where she left off after her move to North Hollywood in July of 2015, and started the site over from scratch on SquareSpace (thanks to a recommendation from Brittany Knight of That's Pretty Ace).

Before the creation of TCBS, Bee wrote on Xanga, MySpace, and Facebook, and had her work published in various magazines. Some of her poetry was the inspiration for songs written by Lucas Wright, which led to a collaboration in 2008 with a song called "Your Deadliest Violence" (song can be heard under the 'Media' tab). Bee took the leap to music performance with Lucas at Jamfest later that year, and went on to perform at that event annually during her time in Abilene, Texas. She also appeared at a gallery opening in Dallas, performing a few songs from her repertoire, before transitioning to the big stage in Hollywood at the world-famous Whisky a Go-Go. These days, she sticks to karaoke and recording work, which can be purchased or downloaded via SoundCloud.

Bee is a graduate of Mesquite Academy in Mesquite, Texas, although she previously attended both Ralph H. Poteet High School and Mesquite High School before an early graduation in 2007. Following that, she was accepted as a Presidential Scholar and Honors Program student at Abilene Christian University, in Abilene, Texas, where she majored in Theatre, Psychology, Music, Worship Ministry, and finally, Family Studies, before transferring to Los Angeles Pacific University in California, where she currently majors in Pastoral Clinical Counseling.

When she's not changing her major and blogging obsessively, Bee spends time with her parents, stalks Heather Armstrong (kidding, Dooce, please be my friend!), creates brands and websites for clients, records and promotes music, and spends exorbitant amounts of time on social media.

The Caged Bird Sings
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