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Cynthia Lawrence

Freelance journalist, editor, mentor

With over 10 years experience, Cynthia began her media career as a production assistant in the Hub of MTV Networks Europe.

She made the natural transition to freelance music journalist for popular music publications, Touch and Echoes magazines. It wasn't long before she became a resident , columnist for the women's lifestyle magazine Pride before becoming features editor for six years. Her work has taken her around the world where she has interviewed a constellation of stars including Mariah Carey, Isaac Hayes and Janet Jackson to name but a few. Her engaging features have also ranged from lifestyle and travel to cutting-edge global and human interest stories.

Is Your Smartphone Ruining Your Relationship?

My name is Cynthia, and I am a self-confessed addict. I have an addiction to my smartphone. It's the first thing I look at in the morning, and the last thing at night, and I just can't function without it. So much so, that my hubby has suggested I seek rehab as he simply no longer wishes to compete with it!
15/05/2014 15:30 BST

'Who's Your Daddy?'- Has Reality TV Reached an All-Time Low?

<em>Paternity Court</em> is the latest courtroom TV show aired in the States and has already proved to be a huge success. Set in a non-traditional courtroom, (with a studio audience), families can settle paternity disputes by DNA testing once and for all. Presiding as judge is the perfectly coiffured Lauren Lake, a family lawyer and legal analyst.
16/12/2013 16:50 GMT

Why Are All the Nice Guys Given No Love?

Pepa, one half of the 90's rap duo, Salt n Pepa, revealed a few years ago that she once dated Will Smith back in the day. And that the only reason that she didn't pursue anything further was because he was too nice and wasn't thug enough!
20/05/2013 15:51 BST

Have You Done Your 2013 Facebook Cull Yet?

While I am grateful for the new acquaintances made over 2012, I soon discovered that as soon as Facebook can create friendships it can also end them. Which is why I intend to do a Facebook cull to rid any toxic friends intent on spreading negative energy to ruin my karma!
03/01/2013 14:27 GMT

What it Means to be a Working Mum Today

Almost 21 months ago, I gave birth to my greatest inspiration, my son Corey. After a year's maternity leave I was certain that the full-time job was not for me. So, I decided to embark on a freelance, writing career with the great expectation (albeit unrealistic!) that this was the key to achieving that perfect, work/life balance.
12/06/2012 09:01 BST

'The One That Got Away' ...To Be or Not to Be?

Call me old fashioned but I do love a cheesy, romantic movie. Even those that don't always have the conventional, 'happy ever after' ending. There was <em>500 Days of Summer</em>, where boy doesn't win back the girl of his dreams; she marries someone else.
13/02/2012 15:14 GMT

Cut Flack Some Slack!

Eyebrows raised (sharply!) at the news of the relationship between Caroline Flack, 32, and 17-year-old singer Harry Styles and she quickly became the victim of public hatred. But with Hefner, Stringfellow and Ronnie Woods all known to date women half their age, isn't this just a case of double standards?
15/12/2011 15:10 GMT