Trans volunteer Dra’darrius Sanders marches to the beat of his own drum


MARK STOKES  | Illustrator
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Name and age: Dra’darrius Sanders, 21

Spotted at: Hall and McKinney

Striking 6-foot-3 Dra’darrius was born in Monroe, La., the eldest of quadruplet — yes — brothers. Dra’darrius is transgender, as is another sibling; another is gay and another is bisexual.

Dra’darrius designs fashions, and he studies modeling and cosmetology (French tip nails are a specialty). “I was always wearing my mom and sister’s heels.” He is also a dancer who has participated in the Rap-Battle Dance Off, and he enjoys spending time with his large family.

A generous soul, Dra’darrius volunteers at the homeless shelter and he loves to work with kids. He is also a member of the transgender support group at the Resource Center. Future plans include acting and modeling, and he hopes to become a professional fashion designer, especially for women’s footwear.

His motto: “Be true to yourself, and don’t take crap from people.”