About me

I’m a city girl living in Toronto. I love books, wine, galleries and gossip. I believe in always having an up-to-date passport and in doing the thing you always said you would.
My name is  Ardra and I have MS.

writer, speaker, rollator super-model

Ardra Shephard is the influential Canadian blogger behind the award-winning Tripping On Air. Ardra is a script consultant for AMI television network, and her blog was the subject of a WebMD produced documentary  short

Ardra is a sought after writer, consultant, speaker and smoothie connaisseuse. She has contributed to FASHION magazine, InStyle, the National MS Society’s Momentum Magazine, msconnection.org, The Mighty, healthline.com, xojane, and others. She was named one of the top MS bloggers “in the universe” by feedspot.com, and Yahoo Lifestyle reported that @ms_trippingonair is the number one chronic illness account to follow on Instagram. In 2019 Ardra was the keynote speaker at the MS Foundation of the Cayman Islands gala fundraiser, and in 2020 she spoke at the MS Society’s On The Move event in Washington D.C.

With an international reach and reputation, Ardra is a leader in the MS community. She’s on a mission to change minds about what it means to live with a disability, and to empower those with chronic illness to stake their place in the world.