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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  • Sean Edwards
    Sean Edwards
    Hello Sam🙂 I grew up watching jem and the holograms tv show and I still love jem and the holograms 🥰 forever love for jem and the holograms ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

    Hello Sam🙂 I grew up watching jem and the holograms tv show and I still love jem and the holograms 🥰 forever love for jem and the holograms ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • Rob
    Rob Chicago
    Also, here is the correct address: Gatlinburg Convention Center, 234 Historic Nature Trail, Gatlinburg, TN 37738

    Also, here is the correct address: Gatlinburg Convention Center, 234 Historic Nature Trail, Gatlinburg, TN 37738

  • Rob
    Rob Chicago
    Hi Sam. The links don't work for the Smokey Mountain Fan Fest. Here is the correct link: https://www.smokymountainfanfest.com/

    Hi Sam. The links don't work for the Smokey Mountain Fan Fest. Here is the correct link: https://www.smokymountainfanfest.com/

  • Rob
    Rob Chicago
    So how have you been doing? Any plans on coming out with a new album? Also, I like the recent artwork that you've done on your comic book covers. Pretty cool. You can definitely notice a lot of growth in terms of color usage, proportions, shading subtleties, etc., when compared to the ones from a couple years back. So just wishing you, your family, and friends nothing but the best. Take care and keep up the stellar work. BTW, do you have any word yet where the upcoming shows in Georgia and Texas are located? I'm thinking it's time for a road trip!!

    So how have you been doing? Any plans on coming out with a new album? Also, I like the recent artwork that you've done on your comic book covers. Pretty cool. You can definitely notice a lot of growth in terms of color usage, proportions, shading subtleties, etc., when compared to the ones from a couple years back. So just wishing you, your family, and friends nothing but the best. Take care and keep up the stellar work. BTW, do you have any word yet where the upcoming shows in Georgia and Texas are located? I'm thinking it's time for a road trip!!

  • Rob
    Rob Chicago
    Hi Sam! I don't know if you remember me, but last saw you on March 17th of last year at the C2E2 in Chicago.

    Hi Sam! I don't know if you remember me, but last saw you on March 17th of last year at the C2E2 in Chicago.

  • Cameron Hatcher
    Cameron Hatcher Canton, TX
    Hi Samantha, This is Cameron Hatcher I was wondering I've been hearing stuff about a live action Jem reboot series is there going to be one?

    Hi Samantha,

    This is Cameron Hatcher I was wondering I've been hearing stuff about a live action Jem reboot series is there going to be one?

  • Elly Morna
    Elly Morna Atlanta, GA
    I’m currently 18 years old and I grew up loving Jem. It was one of the first bonds I shared with my mom. Though i may not consistently show it, the show and characters have always been a huge part of my life. My mom and I joke that she wanted a Misfit but raised a Hologram. I wish I had more stuff to show my love but I do my best with a few t-shirts and a Jeep I named Syngery. Thank you for all the wonderful music that I still jam out to 24/7.

    I’m currently 18 years old and I grew up loving Jem. It was one of the first bonds I shared with my mom. Though i may not consistently show it, the show and characters have always been a huge part of my life. My mom and I joke that she wanted a Misfit but raised a Hologram. I wish I had more stuff to show my love but I do my best with a few t-shirts and a Jeep I named Syngery. Thank you for all the wonderful music that I still jam out to 24/7.

  • Kim Forbes
    Kim Forbes Ohio
    Just wanted to say I am 48 hrs old and grew up watching Jem And I loved it and watch it to this day as an adult lol thanks for the memories Samantha

    Just wanted to say I am 48 hrs old and grew up watching Jem And I loved it and watch it to this day as an adult lol thanks for the memories Samantha

  •  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