When you think of Washington, D.C., you generally think of politics, bureaucracies, and grand monuments. At least that's what I thought when I first moved to D.C. to be a lobbyist about 10 years ago. After I'd been here a little while, I started feeling a little antsy and boxed in by my desk job so I looked around to see if there was anything else going on beyond the Smithsonians and the Kennedy Center. I discovered a thriving arts scene beyond the National Mall filled with amazing creative people that even D.C. residents didn't know about, much less tourists. I wanted to tell the world about what I'd found! I started Pink Line Project as a portal to this world for others like me who felt stuck and uninspired. D.C. is filled with smart, ambitious people who want to change the world for the better. My hope is that access to creativity and the arts can better help them fulfill their ideals.