Adrian Daniel Schramm
Adrian Daniel Schramm was raised between Stuttgart, Germany and St. Paul, Minnesota. His German grandparents lived through the Third Reich, and his grandfather was a member of the Hitler Youth as a young boy – he then deserted the Youth at risk of death. His American grandparents, conversely, were born into the Middle-West of the United States during the country’s Great Depression. While both sides understood the fervent nature of patriotism in their time, their experiences with nation and place, and the pride we are meant to feel about our heritage, were very different, and offer contrasting points-of-view from opposite ends of the Atlantic Ocean.
He graduated from Hamline University in 2010 with an English degree. He has spent the years since as a journalist, editor, content writer, and author in St. Paul, Minnesota. Many of his stories have been published in both print and online publications, including the St. Paul Almanac. One of these stories, titled “School Bus Bullies, Superheroes, and Why I Remember the Kitchen,” was selected by TPT and turned into a short film as a part of their Rewire series.
Adrian has long had an interest in sharing the stories of the under-represented. As one of the founders, and current Editor-in-Chief of the Twin Cities Agenda (www.tcagenda.com), he crafts, edits, and shares such stories from the Twin Cities and beyond. TiltMN is his personal project.