TOBL is formed as an association with a Management Committee. Our Management Committee is predominantly made up of independent female escorts, which is appropriate, as we wish to be a sex worker led association.
Officers of our Management Committee have access to private forums where we discuss our campaign. They contribute ideas and feedback, and, critically, they vote on decisions we need to make about how we want to move forward.
We are fortunate that a great group of escorts have already volunteered and joined this Management Committee. However, we feel we could benefit from having a handful more escorts join us. We have let escorts know this, and we hope some more escorts will express an interest in joining the Management Committee in the coming days. We feel we are most likely to make the best decisions for sex workers if we have a really strong sex worker-led Management Committee.
Being on the Management Committee is not the only way to get involved and help out of course, but it is one important way.
We have considered that it might be good for us to have a man / client join the Management Committee, probably only one for now, as we do want to keep the balance of the Management Committee mainly escorts, so to have a group of men join wouldn't be right.
We think it might be beneficial to us to have a man on the Management Committee to give a male opinion, after all these laws being proposed by TORL will impact on clients as well as sex workers. We are also aware we want to try to reach a broad range of people in Irish society, including men of course, and having a male opinion might help us there.
If you are a man and interested in joining the Management Committee, please send me a PM indicating your interest and feel free to add any info about yourself you think might be helpful, within the next 7 days (up to 31st March). Our Management Committee will then consider this matter, carry out a vote (which will take 7 days) and let you know.
We are also welcoming applications from escorts. There are posts about this in the private forums for escorts.