Join our Executive Committee
What is the Executive Committee?
The Executive Committee is elected by the Scarlet Alliance membership at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) to carry out the governance decisions and work of our organisation over the coming year. Our Executive Committee is ultimately accountable to the membership and reports to members throughout the year and formally at the AGM on key areas of work.
The Scarlet Alliance Executive Committee is made up of six core members:
- Vice President
- 2 General Members
Scarlet Alliance also provides opportunities for sex workers who are new to governance, or who have skills and knowledge but lower capacity, to participate in the Executive Committee through observer roles. We call these roles ‘Doubles’, and one Double corresponds to each of the core Executive Committee roles. This is a unique structure designed to improve sex workers’ capacity to participate in Scarlet Alliance governance.
How can I get involved?
Each year at our annual general meeting (AGM), we hold elections for the available Executive Committee and Doubles positions. The Executive Committee are elected to 2-year terms that are staggered to allow for continuity in the composition of our governance team, so each year we elect for 3 of those positions. Doubles are elected for 1-year terms, all of which are vacated every year.
If you’re interested to get involved with the Scarlet Alliance Executive Committee:
- Look out for the annual ‘call for nominations issued by the Scarlet Alliance Secretary. This is posted on our website and in peer-only spaces and may be accompanied by an information session conducted by our current Executive Committee.
- Check out the position descriptions for each role. You can nominate for one or multiple positions.
- Fill out the nomination form here. Your nomination form will need to be endorsed by two current members of Scarlet Alliance. If you don’t know two current members you can approach, please contact us to discuss.
- The day before the AGM, we open voting for the annual election. Your name and biography will be provided on the ballot and sent digitally to all current members of Scarlet Alliance. Successful candidates are announced at the end of the AGM. Where we don’t fill all of the positions, we may re-open nominations, or conduct a by-election at a later date.
If you have further questions about getting involved with Scarlet Alliance, you can email our President at email@example.com
Our current Executive Committee
Bec is based in Naarm and has worked in brothels, massage and privately over the past seven years. They have been on the Committee for the past three years as President, Vice President, and a General Member, and have a background in governance through union work in the higher education sector. They are grateful for the opportunity to have represented and served the sex worker community through the challenging and changing COVID landscape and look forward to continuing this work, providing continuity, leadership, and organisational knowledge to the 2023 Committee.
Vice President Double
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.
General Member Double
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.
Sienna has been in the adult industry for over six years and is a passionate advocate for change. She has experience in the health sector and has previously been on the board for NTAHC in the Northern Territory. This is Sienna’s third year with Scarlet Alliance, having been initially elected to the role of Vice President Double in 2021. She loves her two dogs, reading, the gym, and picking up various hobbies she has no intention of becoming good at.
Alice is a sex worker living and working on Gadigal land. They have worked in strip clubs and erotic massage, and this is their second year on the board. They love how their work on the board provides them with a broader understanding of the experiences of their fellow workers and gives them an opportunity to make meaningful change in their community.
Tia is a sex worker living in Naarm/Melbourne. They currently work in porn, full service work and BDSM and have been in the industry for over 9 years. This is Tia’s fourth year on the Committee and second year in the Treasurer role, 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 in this way.
Riley has been involved in peer advocacy and activism since 2010. Including managing an online sex worker only safer space for ten years for which she won third place in Scarlet Alliance's "Whore Of The Year" award for two years running in 2015 and 2016. This was the first time a WOTY award was ever given to someone for work in an online space. She was also a Vixen Collective committee member for seven years, four of which she was a delegate for National Forum, and four years as Scarlet Alliance's Returning Officer overseeing the election for the Committee. She is deeply passionate about sex worker activism and is devoted to making the world a safer place for sex workers.
Jenna is a sex worker living on Darug & Gundungurra land (Blue Mountains, NSW). She has been an independent full service sex worker for about eleven years, and an adult content creator/performer for five, 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 fourth year on the Scarlet Committee, in the role of Secretary for most of that time.
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.