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The Art of Staying Ready

Kevin Savage and Sydney Mitchell are dressed and ready to bring their A-game.

It was a chance encounter during a taping of Atlanta News First that connected two Atlanta actors to philanthropy and fashion in Fayette County. While promoting A Wesley Christmas, a BET movie released in November 2022, Kevin Savage and Sydney Mitchell met the founder of Two Sparrows Village, Jennifer Conforti. After hearing her story, the actors expressed interest in the mission of Two Sparrows, and as fate would have it, one divinely orchestrated opportunity led to another.

Kevin and Sydney acknowledge the platform they have in their chosen profession. Sydney believes, “There are so many ways we can use our voice for good. I’m learning how powerful the things we say can be to other people.” Considering the potential Kevin shares, “It’s important that you don’t take the people you meet in your journey for granted. You never know who they are and what you can do to help them, or what they can do to help you. I’m excited to see what happens in the future and I believe we’re going to be able to do some great things.”

And what better place for great things than Fayette County? Jamie Georgia, the owner of Tribal Chick - a lifestyle boutique for women’s and men’s apparel, fashion accessories, and vintage wares, expresses gratitude for the opportunity to dress the actors in her unique brand and offers insight into the question, “What I’ve found is that the people who live here and work here are so good about sharing with each other. That’s been a big part of our growth — a network of kind people. Tribal Chick is a place you can come to share your story and leave with some fabulous clothes.”

Kevin Savage, a southern boy at heart, is from Philadelphia, PA. At the age of 24, in a local church in Philly, Kevin played the lead character in the Christian rendition of Little Shop of Horrors. “I played the role of Seymour. The impact my performance had on my life and the impact my character had on so many people was something I never experienced before. When we were done, people were crying and standing up and cheering. The energy was amazing. That’s when I knew that acting was something I really wanted to do.” While the film and television scene drew Kevin to Atlanta in 2013, his successes and a host of opportunities have kept him here building his portfolio through impressive onscreen roles.

Sydney considers herself a Georgia Peach, as her family moved to Georgia when she was only 6 months old. Sydney’s mother is from Los Angeles, CA, and through the years there were moves between there and Georgia. Sydney’s older brother has been acting since the age of 8, and when encouraged to pursue a career of her own, Sydney resisted the idea of acting. “I was super, super shy and never really wanted to.” A foundation was laid for Sydney’s success as a model and actress. She took her first acting class at the age of 21, and the moment she decided to move to Los Angeles to pursue her acting career, everything shut down due to COVID. Then, the whole industry moved to Atlanta. Sydney is settled in Atlanta, perfecting her craft and performing regularly.

Kevin and Sydney are forthcoming in their desire to be action actors. Kevin aspires to do Marvel one day. “If you stay ready you never have to get ready. Look at me because this is who I am and start submitting me to those directors, casting directors, and producers who may possibly give me an audition to play this black superhero or whatever, because I’m good enough.”

Kevin’s and Sydney’s passion for acting spills into their desire to give back. Kevin says, “I have an insatiable desire to give back. I don’t always know what that’s going to look like. Calling to the youth and letting them know, ‘You don’t have to be a victim of society. You don’t have to be another statistic. You can do something with your life and become something bigger and better than you could ever imagine for yourself.’” Sydney adds, “I would not be where I am today if I didn’t have my brother and my mom constantly affirming everything in my life and reassuring me all the time.” Sydney wants to be that person for young girls. “I want to help them understand how much confidence is key and that they are worthy.”

Whether on-screen or off, Kevin and Sydney are ready for the next opportunity to make a difference. They look amazing in the cover shot, wearing clothes from Tribal Chick. Jamie beams, “It was an absolute pleasure to dress Kevin and Sydney, and fun too.”

Follow Kevin Savage on Instagram: @kevinsavagebrand

Follow Sydney Mitchell on Instagram: @sydneymitchellofficial

Follow Tribal Chick on Facebook or email Jamie@tribalchick.com to keep up with the latest TC fashion.

“There are so many ways we can use our voice for good. I’m learning how powerful the things we say can be to other people.” 

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