RH Reality Check
Debbie has been a journalist, editor and translator for
almost three decades. She specializes in writing about immigration, the
U.S.-Mexico border, sexual politics and sex panics, particularly in
relation to women and children. Her work has been published in venues
as varied as The Village Voice, The Nation, MS., Playboy, The Texas Observer, The New York Times, Social Text, Redbook and Counterpunch.
Debbie’s work has won numerous national and regional
awards, including: The H.L. Mencken Award for Investigative Journalism,
PEN West Award for Journalism, several prizes from the Association of
Alternative Newsweeklies, the Texas Institute of Letters Award for
feature journalism, the Hugh Hefner First Amendment Award for
Journalism, and the John Bartlow Martin Award (from Northwestern
University’s Medill School of Journalism) for Public Service Journalism.
Debbie’s latest book is Pornography: A Groundwork Guide. For more information about the book and for a link to order it, click here.