dream hampton is a writer, award winning filmmaker, and organizer. hampton’s articles and essays have been published in more than a dozen anthologies and in The Village Voice, The Detroit News, Spin, Essence, NPR and Harper’s Bazaar. She collaborated with Shawn “Jay Z” Carter on the 2019 New York Times bestseller, “Decoded.”
A 2014 Film/Theatre Kresge Fellow, hampton's film credits include: Director: "Treasure: From Tragedy to Transjustice, Mapping a Detroit Story"; Director: "Black August" (2010); Director: "I AM ALI" (2003); Co-Executive Producer: "An Oversimplification of Her Beauty"; Co-Producer: "BET Black Girls Rock" (2010-2015); Writer: "BET Honors Awards" (2010-2015); Associate Producer: "The Russian Winter" (2012); and Co-Producer: "Behind the Music: Notorious B.I.G." (1999, Emmy).
hampton was the 2015 Visiting Artist at Stanford University's Institute for Diversity in the Arts where she taught "From Moments to Movements; New Media, New Narratives” a course on 21st century activism and organizing. hampton is a board member of online civil rights organization Color of Change, Detroit’s Young Nation and Grace Lee Bogg’s youth arts collective Detroit Summer. She's providing strategy consulting for MomsRising.org, Amnesty Internationa, AFL-CIOl and Drug Policy Alliance. She is a principal at Revolve Impact, a California based social impact agency that connects influencers to grassroots organizers and policy and legislative campaigns with a focus on ending mass incarceration.