THANK YOU TO THE FANS!!!

You have been with me on such a crazy, wacky, wonderful journey all these years. 

 I really do relate to my roles on JEM. 

I'm Jerrica Benton, business woman, creating and running all that goes on behind the scenes, wearing a million and one hats and pretending like I know what I'm doing. 

Then I get to put on my makeup and hair, roll out my swagger in some sparkly heels, throw some glitter, crank the music and walk out on stage, much like Jem!! 

As many in entertainment will tell you, this is a journey of huge peaks and valleys, feast and famine. It's not an industry for the faint of heart and you have to be in it for the long run.

You will encounter a ton of in your face rejection of your talent In a business that offers no real formula for success. You'll meet magical peers, your tribe who are walking the same path but also many Misfits and Eric Raymonds along the way who would just love to see you fail. Be ready to leap into the void, and take huge risks. It will require a ton of courage or crazy, maybe a little of both because you never know what is over the next horizon. 

Be boundlessly in love with what you do like the deepest  most beautiful breath in your lungs, something "You literally CAN'T NOT do".

It is true for me and the one thing that has sustained me

and then there are YOU GUYS!!

I can't even begin to tell you what your love and encouragement has meant to me over the years, I'm so honored and grateful. My heart could burst sometimes, I'm incredibly humbled. It inspires me to wake up every day and keep creating, growing and sharing my gifts.

 

I wanted to have the following galleries on my website of some of my Truly Outrageous adventures over the last few years. I hope you may find yourself in some of the photos here and the ones yet to come.

Thank you, 

You have my heart!! 

 

Love always, Sam xo

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  • Amy
    Amy Canada
    Just received my signed earrings and booklet ! You rock lady! Thanks for keeping the love alive ❤️

    Just received my signed earrings and booklet ! You rock lady! Thanks for keeping the love alive ❤️

  • Amy
    Amy Canada
    Dear Samantha, Thank you for being a part of Jem. The show brought music/being a singer to my heart at such a young age. That was a gift beyond any! You and everyone else involved helped me through some very dark times . ❤️🇨🇦 Love from Canada .... Oh and I tried to write a letter to you when I was 4 ... ( clearly I had no way to send it ) that was 32 years ago 😂

    Dear Samantha,
    Thank you for being a part of Jem. The show brought music/being a singer to my heart at such a young age. That was a gift beyond any! You and everyone else involved helped me through some very dark times . ❤️🇨🇦 Love from Canada ....
    Oh and I tried to write a letter to you when I was 4 ... ( clearly I had no way to send it ) that was 32 years ago 😂

  • Julie Keefe
    Julie Keefe Lake Worth, Fl
    Dear Sam, My “special” daughter Sophie is a super fan turning 17 today. For her her choice was to watch Jem and the Holograms in her Jem Costume today. Whenever anyone asks her how she is doing, her response is *always* “OUTRAGEOUS”! What are the chances that you may be able to give her a call or even show up on her birthday Zoom tonight? She would be so over the top amazed and we would be so grateful. I hope you get this message. Sincerely, Sophie’s Mom, Julie Keefe

    Dear Sam,
    My “special” daughter Sophie is a super fan turning 17 today. For her her choice was to watch Jem and the Holograms in her Jem
    Costume today. Whenever anyone asks her how she is doing, her response is *always* “OUTRAGEOUS”! What are the chances that you may be able to give her a call or even show up on her birthday Zoom tonight? She would be so over the top amazed and we would be so grateful. I hope you get this message.

    Sincerely,
    Sophie’s Mom,
    Julie Keefe

  •  Matt
    Matt
    Hello, I just wanted to start by saying I’ve been a fan since Jem! What an awesome show to grow up with. ;) I was asking if there are other autographs I can pick from? Also, May I have my autograph personalized to me as well? Please let me know! Thank you so much. :)

    Hello, I just wanted to start by saying I’ve been a fan since Jem! What an awesome show to grow up with. wink
    I was asking if there are other autographs I can pick from? Also, May I have my autograph personalized to me as well? Please let me know! Thank you so much. smile

  • Derek Gibson
    Derek Gibson Atlanta, GA
    Hi Samantha, I just followed you on social media.😀 I am an 80’s baby and have always LOVED watching Jem & the Holograms cartoon series. Probably even more than my sister. I still watch it even today and love how it has transcended time in such an amazing way even after all these years. I would love to get a chance to meet you one day at an event and take a photo with you! You have been a part of my childhood and I will always cherish this series along with so many others! Thanks so much! You are TRULY OUTRAGEOUS! - Derek💫💖

    Hi Samantha,

    I just followed you on social media.😀 I am an 80’s baby and have always LOVED watching Jem & the Holograms cartoon series. Probably even more than my sister. I still watch it even today and love how it has transcended time in such an amazing way even after all these years. I would love to get a chance to meet you one day at an event and take a photo with you! You have been a part of my childhood and I will always cherish this series along with so many others! Thanks so much! You are TRULY OUTRAGEOUS! - Derek💫💖

  • Jennifer Laybourn
    Jennifer Laybourn Tacoma, Wa
    I forgot to put my e-mail address: temperance206@msn.com

    I forgot to put my e-mail address:
    temperance206@msn.com

  • Jennifer Laybourn
    Jennifer Laybourn Tacoma, WA
    Dear Samantha, do you know if you'll be coming back to the Pacific NW - Tacoma/ Seattle, WA in 2020? Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle, WA is in March 2020. Love, Jennifer Laybourn

    Dear Samantha, do you know if you'll be coming back to the Pacific NW - Tacoma/ Seattle, WA in 2020? Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle, WA is in March 2020. Love, Jennifer Laybourn

  • Matthew Thoman
    Matthew Thoman North Canton, Ohio
    Hi Samantha, I am done healing. I am sorry for my mistakes that I made with you and everyone else. I love you all so much. I love and accept myself again. Can you and everyone else please forgive me?

    Hi Samantha,
    I am done healing. I am sorry for my mistakes that I made with you and everyone else. I love you all so much. I love and accept myself again. Can you and everyone else please forgive me?

  • Allen
    Allen Severn, maryland
    My wife would love to meet u sometime Jem was her favorite show as a kid and then she showed it to my daughter when it was on Netflix and now they both love it any chance u can come to baltimore area for a siginig or something

    My wife would love to meet u sometime Jem was her favorite show as a kid and then she showed it to my daughter when it was on Netflix and now they both love it any chance u can come to baltimore area for a siginig or something

  • Philip
    Philip Ice Cold Freezing Canada
    Hi, Samantha! On this Valentine's Day and your stellar studio album Hologram's 2nd Anniversary, I just want to say a HUGE "THANK-YOU!!!" for all that you've done for your fans and all that you continue to do. You are humble, kind & sincere. You make every single fan you meet feel special and you are an inspiration to all. Your voice is forever iconic: over 30 years ago in the cartoon and still sounding the same today! You are so talented & so creative! Everyone who reads this NEEDS to visit your online store under "Shop All" where they will find your various Jem treasures, wonderful comic cover artwork and your beautiful music. It is clear that you create your brilliant music & artwork from nothing: and as an Artist you do this simply because you can't NOT do it. You always inspire your fans to work hard and to dream big... for anything is not impossible. Love always, Philip

    Hi, Samantha! On this Valentine's Day and your stellar studio album Hologram's 2nd Anniversary, I just want to say a HUGE "THANK-YOU!!!" for all that you've done for your fans and all that you continue to do. You are humble, kind & sincere. You make every single fan you meet feel special and you are an inspiration to all. Your voice is forever iconic: over 30 years ago in the cartoon and still sounding the same today! You are so talented & so creative! Everyone who reads this NEEDS to visit your online store under "Shop All" where they will find your various Jem treasures, wonderful comic cover artwork and your beautiful music. It is clear that you create your brilliant music & artwork from nothing: and as an Artist you do this simply because you can't NOT do it. You always inspire your fans to work hard and to dream big... for anything is not impossible. Love always, Philip