“My personal mission is to help people take control over their health and happiness by sharing inspirational stories of change,” Rain Bennett says.
making it personal ‘Health and Happiness’is a monthly storytelling series that focuses on the different pillars of health BY AMAN DA MACLAREN | PH OTOGRAPH Y BY AN N A N ORWOOD
hen Rain Bennett moved to Durham about a year and a half ago, he was met with something he says he hadn’t felt in a long time – a deep sense of community, one that has embraced him. “Part of that is the culture that’s inherently here,” he says, “the people who are here, and it’s reflected in the conversations that we’re having.”
Rain, a filmmaker, founded the video and digital media production company Six Second Stories in 2018. He’s also a personal trainer and Lululemon brand ambassador, and when he was approached by a Lululemon assistant manager to create a speaker series, he knew that it needed to be different – it needed to have heart. “Instead of, ‘I’m going to present about this topic and show you a PowerPoint,’” Rain says, “I’m going to open up and be vulnerable and tell you a personal