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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  •  Vasilii
    Vasilii
    Like we say in my country, "thank you for our happy childhood!". I feel incredibly lucky that they aired Jem in my city in 90s. She-Ra and Jem were my favourite cartoons. I would record the music on a tape recorder and listen to it over and over again. I messaged you on one of websites many years ago and you replied. I just want to say that I'm 36 now and I still love Jem, I rewatch it every couple of years. The voice acting on the show was so good, it's very fortunate that you all took it very seriously, it carries the show even when the animation isn't great. I enjoy listening to your interviews on various podcasts, your voice makes me happy. I still sing along to JemBoy and think that Rainy Day Girl is a wonderful track. You're very sweet to the Jem community, it means a lot. It's a shame I never got a chance to attend JemCon to see you in person, but I can always watch videos of your appearances. Please stay safe. Much love from Russia, Vladivostok!

    Like we say in my country, "thank you for our happy childhood!".
    I feel incredibly lucky that they aired Jem in my city in 90s. She-Ra and Jem were my favourite cartoons. I would record the music on a tape recorder and listen to it over and over again.
    I messaged you on one of websites many years ago and you replied.
    I just want to say that I'm 36 now and I still love Jem, I rewatch it every couple of years. The voice acting on the show was so good, it's very fortunate that you all took it very seriously, it carries the show even when the animation isn't great. I enjoy listening to your interviews on various podcasts, your voice makes me happy. I still sing along to JemBoy and think that Rainy Day Girl is a wonderful track. You're very sweet to the Jem community, it means a lot. It's a shame I never got a chance to attend JemCon to see you in person, but I can always watch videos of your appearances.
    Please stay safe. Much love from Russia, Vladivostok!

  • Thanks Jem
    Thanks Jem Vancouver
    Hi henny, huge fan in fact I modelled my drag after Jem, I grew up watching her and loving her message, I grew up in foster care like the starlight house and I really relate to a lot of the show. So thank you for being part of my life and being a positive real model. Xoxo truly outrageous

    Hi henny, huge fan in fact I modelled my drag after Jem, I grew up watching her and loving her message, I grew up in foster care like the starlight house and I really relate to a lot of the show. So thank you for being part of my life and being a positive real model. Xoxo truly outrageous

  • 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?