A member of the lesbian art collective Kiss & Tell, Blackbridge is a sculptor, video maker, visual artist and performer who lives in Vancouver. Her work has been exhibited in Canada, the U.S., Europe and Hong Kong. Her first novel, Sunnybrook: A True Story with Lies (Press Gang, 1996), follows Diane, a psychiatric survivor who meets an ex-inmate at a local lesbian bar. It's a funny, illustrated story about disability issues that was shortlisted for a Lambda Literary Award. It was followed by Prozac Highway (Press Gang, 1997). Blackridge's titles with Kiss & Tell are Her Tongue on My Theory: Images, Essays and Fantasies, as well as Drawing the Line: Lesbian Sexual Politics on the Wall. She is also a co-author of Bonnie Sherr Klein's Slow Dance: A Story of Stroke, Love and Discovery (Knopf, 1997) which was accorded the VanCity Book Prize in 1998.

[BCBW 2003] "Health" "Sex" "Fiction" "VanCity"