hey! this is ghalizha.

doc day afternoon is somewhere between a serious publication and a compilation of your favorite tumblr text posts. the essays i publish here will be a living evidence of what it’s like to be a young woman who is deeply rooted in STEM but also writes fiction, studies film, and preaches about the creative process. the name of this substack is also a wordplay on sidney lumet’s dog day afternoon (1975). if you understand the reference and find that funny we’re most definitely gonna be good friends.

i am doing two things right now:

  • growing The Business of Community where we run a community-based course to help business founders and leaders build a place for other people to connect and grow together that centers community. i try to bring the human aspect of user experiences to the forefront of our ops.

  • building out processes and systems through Notion products to help creatives, educators, and community leaders create meaningful impacts and bring people together through their work. they’re always a work in progress but you can check them out here.

ursula k. le guin in her book words are my matter: in the marketplace, the word creativity has come to mean the generation of ideas applicable to practical strategies to make larger profits. this reduction has gone on so long that the word creative can hardly be degraded further. my hope is that this substack will always be the antithesis to that.

thanks for reading and i hope you find something that resonates with you while you’re here! you can also find me on twitter.

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ghalizha z. izzaty

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