Born and raised in Elizabeth, NJ, Cindy Goncalves is an American-natured, Portuguese-nurtured twenty-something with a love for puns and sarcasm. Although she recently graduated from Rutgers University with a B.A. in Psychology, she cannot read your mind or tell you what your dreams of losing teeth mean. She currently interns as a sex educator at a Newark-based non-profit where she plants the seed of sex-positivity into the minds of today’s youth. On her spare time, she enjoys talking about the effects of pornography and organizing her iPod.
from “It has been”It has been 4 years,5 months,and 13 days since I last saw you smile.I’m not talking about that half-assed, bullshit,“Doing it because I know I should” smile.I’m talking about that smile thatUsed to fly from your spine and land its feet on the corners your eyes.That smile you gave meWhen I got that award you could barely pronounceBut carved every letter of itInto the hug you wrapped me in,Whispering, in your broken English“I am so proud of you.”