Literary Nonfiction. Memoir. Women's Studies. Many women are sexually abused by their doctors. DOCTORED is a moving true story about the devastating impact of this abuse of power. It is a first person account of one woman's steely determination to recover and to find justice. Sky is a successful writer who suffers from anxiety. Like a surprising number of vulnerable women she is sexually abused by the doctor she turns to for help. And, as so many women abused by their doctors discover, the consequences are devastating: she loses her career, her friends, her family, her religion and ultimately, her mind. Through sheer force of will, Sky fights her way back from madness to strength. But then, when she reports the doctor, she faces the frustrating anti-female bias in the medical and legal systems. Can she win in an arena where women rarely do? At times hilarious, most often enraging, DOCTORED is a bold and important book that breaks through the protective barriers surrounding the medical profession.
Sky Curtis is the author of three fiction books in the ROBIN MACFARLAND MYSTERY series—TRAPS (2019), PLOTS (2018), and FLUSH (2017)—published by Inanna Publications. Sky Curtis travelled extensively around Europe after graduating from university and then lived in rural Nova Scotia, where she had various poems published in established literary journals and her first play produced by CBC Halifax. After briefly living in England, she then moved to Toronto with her husband and supported her young family by ghost writing high school textbooks, designing educational software, writing magazine articles, teaching, script writing, and creating a syndicated children's column. Sky now divides her time between living in downtown Toronto, backwoods Nova Scotia, and Northern Ontario. She has authored over a dozen books and is passionate about social justice issues and the environment.Author City: TORONTO, ON CAN