Michelle Ntandoyenkosi van Onna-Green-Thompson is an award winning author, a farm-girl writer with a passion for travelling. In 2016 she was nominated by the National Department of Tourism of South Africa as one of 20 upcoming women in Tourism. She was further elected as a Read to Lead ambassador by the Department of Basic Education in 2017. In 2018 she published "Those who travel meet themselves", a book created to share South African stories and inspire people to push their boundaries and question their outlook on life. It is her love for all that she has discovered through travel that drives her vision to get more people of colour to travel beyond their immediate physical and mental borders.