Playwright, actor, and director Carmen Aguirre has worked extensively in theatre, film, and television in North and South America. She is currently working on a play about sex and politics called Blue Box, and on a memoir, Something Fierce, about her years in the underground resistance in Pinochet’s Chile. She lives with her son Santiago in Vancouver.
My mother bites into a Big Mac and her glasses catch the reflection of a purple neon light somewhere behind me. It is June 1979, and we are in a food court at Los Angeles International Airport. My favourite song . . .