DC is an underrated city. Beyond the Mall, there's a wealth of diverse neighborhoods, eateries, art, and as an writer, my favorite: a thriving literary community. We have not just one independent bookstore, but several, all over the city. During the pandemic, they've all gotten so creative to keep reaching out to their communities and promoting deep thinking and kindness. When I moved here, I didn't expect to fall in love with the city as much as I have. There will always be a special place in my heart for DC.