Hi! I’m Shilpa. I’m a freelance beauty and lifestyle writer.

I’m also also the founder of Glowreel: a media startup dedicated to celebrating achievements and amplifying the stories of BIPOC women.

I have a background in public policy, with a focus on social policy reforms. I have significant experience in writing, research, editing and managing/leading teams.

I graduated with First Class Honours in International Relations and Political Science at Victoria University of Wellington.

When I’m not researching stories for Glowreel or writing, you’ll find me chilling with a strong cappuccino or a rosé in hand - depending on the time of day!

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Founder and Editor of Glowreel and freelance writer for beauty and lifestyle publications.

London | Melbourne


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If you love my writing, I'd love to write for you.

Please feel free to DM me on socials, or email me at shilpakbhim@gmail.com

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New Tide

Menopause usually hits after the age of 50s—but that’s not the case for everyone. Rarely discussed is perimenopause, the transition when your period flow and hormone levels begin to signal a change. Shilpa Bhim shares one woman's story of going through early perimenopause at 41.

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Natural State

Standard pads and tampons are bad for the planet... like, really bad. These sustainable period management products will support your menstrual flow without hurting the planet—and we are here for it.standard pads and tampons are bad for the planet...

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Change Makers

Meet the forward-thinking women championing change in the beauty industry.