In December of 2015 Contracting An Issue shifted our focus to a new community, Tampa/St Petersburg, FL, with the assistance of Metro Wellness we initiated our story auditions. Tampa/St Pete will be our third iteration of the Contracting An Issue HIV/AIDS awareness project. This project is a new experiment for us, in that we are not living in the location where we are collecting stories. Initially, we discovered that it is more difficult to truthfully connect, and see eye to eye, with a distant community. Never say die, and back to the drawing board. We asked ourselves, why? The answer, we need “boots on the ground,” someone who lives in the community and who will personally connect with people around what can be a taboo subject. An ambassadorship for the project was our likely next step, and Contracting An Issue is pleased to announce its first ambassador for the project, Willow Parsons.