Tamala-Drake-Smith (a.k.a Shorty), is a former peer youth advocate of the now closed SMAAC LGBTQ Youth center and has been involved in LGTBQ youth outreach work for over 10 years.


She is also one of the Bay Area’s most successful lesbian hip hop artist and goes by the name Young Shorty Doowop (Y.S.D.) and is the CEO of Y.S.D. Clothing (Young Smart & Determined). Tamala is also in a dance crew called "Damn Dancers". Tamala conducts outreach and creates LGBTQ you related activities for both Oakland and San Francisco pride.


You can reach Shorty by email:

t.drake-smith@oaklandlgbtqcenter.org


or call 510-882-2286