Scarlet Alliance Committee
The Committee is elected by the Scarlet Alliance membership at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) to carry out the governance and oversight of our organisation. Our Committee is ultimately accountable to the membership and reports to members throughout the year and formally at the AGM. Learn more about our Committee and how to join here.
Jenna (she/her) is a sex worker living on Darug & Gundungurra land (Blue Mountains, NSW). She has been an independent full service sex worker for about 12 years, and an adult content creator/performer for six, having also worked in brothels and massage parlours along the way. She is a proud cat mum, co-host of sex industry podcast Somebody You Love, and this is her fifth year on the Scarlet Alliance Committee, having been in the role of secretary for her first three years.
Riley has been involved in peer advocacy and activism since 2010. Managing an online sex worker only safe space for 10 years, for which she won third place Whore of the Year two years in a row; the first time this award was ever given to someone for work in an online space.
She was a Vixen Committee member for seven years, four of which she was a delegate for the Scarlet Alliance National Forum. Riley has served on the committee since 2021. Riley is deeply passionate about sex worker activism and is devoted to making the world a safer place for sex workers.
Tia is a sex worker living in Naarm/Melbourne. They are an independent full service sex worker and BDSM provider and have been in the industry for over 10 years. This is Tia’s fifth year on the committee and third year as treasurer, previously serving as president and general member. As ever they are pleased to have the opportunity to be involved in governance and supporting sex worker community and advocacy.
Laney has worked as an escort and porn performer in Naarm/Melbourne since 2012. This year she was elected to the Committee as Vice President Double. She is proud to be a whore and grateful for the chance to support our community. Her current obsessions include rock climbing, gardening, her cat, and spending time in nature.
Estelle is a proud sex worker living and working in Naarm ‘Melbourne’. Over the last seven years she has worked in agencies and brothels and as an independent escort and BDSM professional. Estelle is passionate about sexuality and social justice and is currently undertaking a master’s degree in Sexology. In her spare time, she loves cooking for friends, making ceramics, and listening to soul music. This will be Estelle’s first year on the Committee, and she is grateful for the opportunity to represent and give back to the sex worker community.
Amber is a Sex Worker living in Naarm/Melbourne. She has worked in a range of environments including brothels, street based sex work, and currently works independently. Amber loves walking in the rain, cooking, and engaging in curious conversation with all those she meets. Growing up in the Australian Queer scene has given her an insight into the stigma that negatively impacts those within the community, as well as their loved ones. Amber is looking forward to using her strong voice, and compassionate ear to actively participate in the conversations and responsibilities that come with joining the Scarlet Alliance Committee.
Chief Executive Officer
Mish Pony (they/them) was appointed CEO in early 2023. Prior to that they had been involved in Scarlet Alliance in a range of staff and representative positions since 2008. Mish also serves as Treasurer of APNSW, and is a director of an inner-Sydney housing co-operative. Mish has over 15 years’ experience advocating for trans, queer and sex worker communities.
Policy & Advocacy Manager
With many years experience in the field, Miya is a Finance Officer heavyweight. She’s on a mission to dispel accounting myths and support Scarlet Alliance to manage financial affairs efficiently while not compromising quality standards.
National Programs Manager
Katia Schwartz (she/her) began the role of National Programs Manager at Scarlet Alliance mid 2023. She is a Deaf, professional erotic performer and career sex worker since 2008. As a member of the disability, sex work and queer communities, Katia is a strong public advocate for inclusion, anti-discrimination and destigmatisation of marginalised groups.
National Training Program (SANTP) Officer
Policy Officer (Red Book Online)
Lutruwita (Tasmania) project
Lutruwita (Tasmania) Project Coordinator
Lutruwita (Tasmania) Outreach Officer
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Sex Worker Advisory Group (ATSISWAG)
We are a Blak Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sex Worker Collective founded by and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander sex workers. We are inclusive of all types of Blak Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander sex workers, whether out and proud, opportunistic or otherwise!
We work for the acknowledgement and respect of the differences and the diversity of the sex industry. We support and advocate for Blak Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander sex workers. We consult and advise on all issues that affect us and represent our interest in the wider sex worker movement. We are always open to new members. If you are a Blak Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander sex worker, Bunji man, Bunji woman, Ship Mole, Party Girl or Boy or if you engage in Selly Welly come join us! Email: ATSISWAG@scarletalliance.org.au
Asian Migrant Sex Worker Advisory Group (AMSWAG)
Scarlet Alliance’s Migration Project was conducted with the guidance of regular steering committee meetings with sex workers from Chinese, Korean and Thai language backgrounds, as these are the languages most commonly used in the migrant sex worker community. This funded project delivered resources, research and advocacy for migrant sex workers until it was defunded in 2017. The steering committee members then become the Asian Migrant Sex Worker Advisory Group (AMSWAG) with the intention to further develop and expand the existing resource and service delivery to CALD background and migrant sex workers.
The AMSWAG meets as regularly as possible to provide expert advice and representation within Scarlet Alliance and actively works towards guaranteeing the rights of all migrant sex workers.