The Drinking Gourd Is a space for Black Muslims to articulate their experiences, passions, and selves outside of appeals to authority or dogma — whether those be in relation to the larger Muslim community or the various colonial empires that make up the West. Through our content, we will provide nuanced depictions of the Black Muslim Diaspora through various forms of media, including but not limited to: visual art, poems, non-fiction, and fiction. Our name is taken from “Follow the Drinkin’ Gourd”. A BlackAmerican folksong referencing the Big Dipper, and specifically the Northstar within the constellation. By doing so, we bring in the memories of enslaved African Muslims and their pursuit of freedom throughout the Americas. We bring in the rebellions and ways in which Islam was tucked into new practices to be found again. We center ourselves within the legacies of Black Muslim liberation theology and Afrofuturism. Many of these publications founders are Black Queer Muslims. We unequivocally acknowledge and validate the existence of Black queer and trans-Muslims and encourage them to see TDG as a space to explore and articulate their experiences.