CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - Inspirational speaker and Grammy and Emmy nominated musician John Two-Hawks spoke to a crowd of people in Charlottesville on Sunday. Two-Hawks spoke at Unity of Charlottesville to discuss overcoming his own experience of childhood trauma.

Two-Hawks advised audience members to visualize who they want to become because it opens up a space to make that a reality. "You know every one of us has experienced some kind of trauma or hurt or whatever it is and being able to share music and words, whatever that can help somebody that's hurting in those places, that's really what it's all about it."

"Oh, what did I takeaway? So much. It's good not to be alone and that we all have a voice and we need to use it. We need to encourage other people to come out and speak up,” said Sheila Parker, attendee.

Two-Hawks says overcoming that childhood pain was a gradual process and he got through it with the help of others. Now he says he wants to be that source of encouragement for others.