Dear Fellow Business Owners and Vendors:
A closer look at the American lifestyle reveals disturbing information about today’s women and girls. Heart disease, cancer, and diabetes are major threats to women’s health. Girls’ health is threatened by obesity, eating disorders, depression, and anxiety. The Nutrition Obesity Research center reports that the average obese woman gets about one hour of vigorous exercise a year. The National Health & Nutrition Examination Survey reports that many girls are experiencing puberty before the age of 7 due to hormone-disrupting chemicals found in clothing, furniture, plastics, personal care products, cleaning solvents, pollutants, and foods. A survey by the US Bureau of Labor in 2014 stated women perform about 55% of household cleaning which exposes them to chemicals in cleaning products and 89% clean professionally which quadruples their exposure. Man-made environmental problems correspond to a wide range of health problems as reported by the Environmental Health News. The AMA Journal of Ethics states in 2003 more than 223,000 cosmetic procedures were performed on teens younger than 18. Medscape OB/Gyn reported in 2005 that 90% of women underwent elective cosmetic surgery. Women polled report that the more make-up they have on the better they feel. Research indicates that 1 out of 6 women wear synthetic hair. The artificial life appears to be the new norm.
What happened to the Natural woman? What happened to the woman who was once the pillar of health for her family, friends, and community? What happened to the woman who read the ingredients on every product before bringing it home to prevent any harm to her family? What happened to the woman who cooked the best foods for her family, friends, and community? What happened to the woman who was proud of her original body, skin, hair, nails, ethnicity, and personality? Are the natural lessons learned from our beloved matriarchs dead? Has the world’s persuasion of living the “artificial life” forced the natural woman into extinction? The program "Natural is Beyoutiful" was purposefully created to educate and empower women and girls of all ethnicities to improve their natural health and the health of their communities. Natural is Beyoutiful would like to announce its first annual Natural Women’s and Girls’ Expo. It will be held in Greenville County on Saturday, September 24, 2016 from 11 am to 3 pm at the beautiful indoor/outdoor venue of Timberock at Hopkins Farm in Simpsonville, SC. The purpose of the “Bringing Natural Back” expo is to rebuild for some women and girls and initiate for others a healthy relationship with their individual, natural woman.
The venue has indoor and outdoor areas that will be available including a covered pavilion, gazebo, indoor dining hall and kitchen, outdoor seating, bathroom facilities, covered buffet and covered bandstand, rocking chairs, yard benches, outdoor fire ring, ample parking, and more. Picnic tables are available for rental at $15 each. The venue requires strict adherence to the following rules: payment is required for any property damage, furniture must not be moved, nails, double-sided tape, nor glue are to be applied to any surface. The following items are prohibited: glitter, paper or aluminum confetti, glass bottles, rock salt, juice boxes with straws, and rice or wedding confetti such as silk petals. Trash cans will be available indoors and outdoors. Children must be supervised. The kitchen facilities may be used for bringing in prepared foods, warming, plating, and serving but must be cleaned-up before departure.
Check-in will be available from 9:00 am to 10:30 am. All vendors are invited to meet and greet in the main dining hall from 9:30 am to 10:30 am. All displays should be completed by 10:45 in preparation to receive attendees at 11:00 am. A table and 2 chairs will be provided (rectangular tables are 8’, 6’, 5’ and circle tables are 60”, 48”, and 46”). Please feel free to bring items that you would like (trash or recycle bins, tablecloth covers, business signs, etc.). I strongly suggest that you bring a recycle receptacle to reduce trash accumulation. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. A group photo will be taken at 3 pm. The expo will be advertised in magazines, newspapers, social media sites, paper and electronic mailings, websites, and more to local organizations, agencies, non-profits, churches, schools, and more. A discounted registration fee of $85 is required for vendors through 8-30-16. After 8-30-16 the vendor registration fee will be $99. The registration deadline is Saturday, 9-17-16. Registration after 9-17-16 will be considered on an individual basis. Please contact N.J. Sullivan for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org or (864) 326-6883. The facebook page is Natural is Beyoutiful, the instagram address is www.instagram.com/mynaturalbutterfly, and the website is www.naturalisbeyoutiful.com.