FOREST CITY | Serenity Spa is having a vendor show on Saturday, Sept. 23 called "Fall In Love With You."
The show, to be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., is for women of any age who are "not feeling very good about themselves," said Kate Rogers, owner of the Forest City spa.
The goal is to help them "get out of their slump," she added.
About 75 percent of Rogers' business at the spa comes from women.
"I see women struggle," she said. "You can see it on their faces when they feel defeated."
Rogers understands how they feel.
As a new mom, "i have had moments when I don't feel very attractive," she said.
Rogers said she also feels grumpy at times and "not 100 percent myself."
Knowing other women, whether new moms or not, feel the same way, she decided to try a new type of vendor show at the spa.
"All vendors there will have something to contribute to uplift and encourage, to give tips and tricks, that sort of thing," Rogers said.
Those who attend will be able to pose holding up a sign and have a photographer take a picture of them.
The sign will say "I AM .... " and each woman will be able to fill in the blank with whatever she wants before the photo is taken.
The can put "beautiful," "bold," "sexy," "intelligent" or anything else they want in the blank space. Rogers said it could be something they wish they could feel about themselves.
Rogers said after they get the photo, the women can look at it as a reminder.
Being open about her own struggles hopefully will help others be open about theirs so they can attend the show and come away feeling better, according to Rogers.
She encourages women to come to the event just as they are.
"This is not a place of judgement," she said.
Rogers said she will pray over the event at the beginning, and will pray over women during the show if they want.
The event is a way for women to network with other women and feel empowered, according to Rogers.
Admission to the show is free.
Vendors will include LuLaRoe, Pampered Chef, Rodan and Fields, Perfectly Posh, 31 Bags, Fair Winds Trade and more.
Serenity Spa is located at 117 S. Fourth St.