An award-winning investigative journalist and civil rights advocate, Denise McVea's work has brought about important social change for marginalized communities.
She has used her investigative journalism skills to advocate for marginalized communities in the areas of criminal justice, housing, and corporate and government accountability. A staunch advocate for historical accuracy in Texas, her research into the Yellow Rose of Texas legend brought fresh new insights to the Texas Revolution and exposed dubious practices in how Texas historians recounted the story of important of historical figures of color. Making Myth of Emily is available thru Amazon.com. In 2003, she founded the Auris Project, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to providing marginalized communities in South Texas and Mexico with key rights and development information. Currently documenting how public corruption impacts the justice system in Texas, she is also the publisher of Auris Books.