all the beginnings: a queer autobiography of the body
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. Her first book, all the beginnings: a queer autobiography of the body, will be published by Tantanoola in November 2015. 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.