all the beginnings: a queer autobiography of the bodyBy Quinn Eades
Unflinching in the examination of a life marked by trauma and joy, all the beginnings is ultimately a book about falling in love: with writing, children, mothers, and with the self. This is how I learn about love: in the violence of the senses. In the inside. In the outside coming in.
This is an astonishing new work from a writer who is concerned not only with the question of how we survive after trauma, but how we thrive ... Quinn weaves together philosophy, autobiography, poetry, and queer theory to achieve a narrative that is as compelling as it is thought provoking, in a voice that is raw, poetic, and unafraid.
— Dr Kylie Mirmohamadi
Dr Quinn Eades (formerly writing and performing as Karina Quinn) is a researcher, writer, and poet whose work lies at the nexus of feminist and queer theories of the body, autobiography, and philosophy. Eades is a Lecturer in Interdisciplinary Foundation Studies at La Trobe, as well as the founding editor of Australia's only interdisciplinary, peer reviewed, gender, sexuality and diversity studies journal, Writing from Below.