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
Quinn Eades is a researcher, writer, and award-winning poet whose work lies at the nexus of feminist, queer and trans theories of the body, autobiography, and philosophy. Eades is published nationally and internationally, and is a Lecturer in Interdisciplinary Studies at La Trobe University, as well as the founding editor of Australia’s only interdisciplinary, peer reviewed, gender, sexuality and diversity studies journal, Writing from Below. He is currently working on a collection of fragments written from the transitioning body, titled Transpositions.