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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  • Lauren

    Lauren PA

    Aloha Samantha! My name is Lauren. I hope you're doing well! I just wanna let you know how much I LOVE Jem! I watched it when i was little and now I'm rewatching it just for the pure enjoyment of it and the uplifting music! I've always loved the music in Jem the most-especially when I was younger. Now that I'm older and rewatching the show again, I love it even more to know that the writer's included foster care as a part of it. I didn't have the easiest of childhoods and adoption and foster care have always been two things very close to my heart. I love how they both were portrayed in the show. I especially love the episode "A Father Should Be." Jerrica/Jem, BaNee and Kimber and Stormer were always my fave characters. I really wanna get your CD and listen to your music. I had a Jem related question for you. Do you remember what episode it is where Jerrica becomes really sick and weak for some reason and she's afraid of Rio finding out her secret? I remember a scene where Rio is trying to get her to lay down in order to rest, but she's fighting him because she doen'st want him finding out who she is. I've been trying to figure out what episode it is, but I can't. I saw it when i was younger and that scene stuck with me all these years. I hope to hear from you soon, but take your time God bless, Aloha Lauren

    Aloha Samantha! My name is Lauren. I hope you're doing well! I just wanna let you know how much I LOVE Jem! I watched it when i was little and now I'm rewatching it just for the pure enjoyment of it and the uplifting music! I've always loved the music in Jem the most-especially when I was younger. Now that I'm older and rewatching the show again, I love it even more to know that the writer's included foster care as a part of it. I didn't have the easiest of childhoods and adoption and foster care have always been two things very close to my heart. I love how they both were portrayed in the show. I especially love the episode "A Father Should Be." Jerrica/Jem, BaNee and Kimber and Stormer were always my fave characters.

    I really wanna get your CD and listen to your music. I had a Jem related question for you. Do you remember what episode it is where Jerrica becomes really sick and weak for some reason and she's afraid of Rio finding out her secret? I remember a scene where Rio is trying to get her to lay down in order to rest, but she's fighting him because she doen'st want him finding out who she is.

    I've been trying to figure out what episode it is, but I can't. I saw it when i was younger and that scene stuck with me all these years.
    I hope to hear from you soon, but take your time
    God bless,
    Aloha
    Lauren

  • keiana

    keiana pennsylvania

    Kieana is my 5 year old and says that jem songs are her favorites and always makes her dance:)

    Kieana is my 5 year old and says that jem songs are her favorites and always makes her dancesmile

  • Megan D

    Megan D Houston

    Hey when are you coming to Texas!! Houston that is:)

    Hey when are you coming to Texas!! Houston that issmile

  • David Causey

    David Causey

    Hi Samantha! I'm a guy that's proud to admit he's a huge Jemfan going back to the 80s. I'm delighted to be able to watch the show again and learn about you and the others that did so much to make Jem the really excellent show that it is! God luck with your career, you seem like a really special lady!

    Hi Samantha!

    I'm a guy that's proud to admit he's a huge Jemfan going back to the 80s. I'm delighted to be able to watch the show again and learn about you and the others that did so much to make Jem the really excellent show that it is! God luck with your career, you seem like a really special lady!

  • BearsFan

    BearsFan Missouri

    My daughter and I watch JEM all the time...she is absolutely GLUED to the TV set and will often ask me to re-play the shows...JEM is timeless and Samantha is AWESOME to reach out to fans like this...JEM/Samantha are truly truly outrageous!! Thank you HUB :)

    My daughter and I watch JEM all the time...she is absolutely GLUED to the TV set and will often ask me to re-play the shows...JEM is timeless and Samantha is AWESOME to reach out to fans like this...JEM/Samantha are truly truly outrageous!! Thank you HUB smile

  • Kim and Abby

    Kim and Abby Clearwater FL

    My daughter and I watch Jem all the time on The Hub kids channel. Its very cool to see it on TV again and be able to share it now with my 7 year old. We both love the show and my daughter Abby says to tell you she likes Stormer and Jem the best.

    My daughter and I watch Jem all the time on The Hub kids channel. Its very cool to see it on TV again and be able to share it now with my 7 year old.
    We both love the show and my daughter Abby says to tell you she likes Stormer and Jem the best.

  • B Shields

    B Shields Nantucket

    Love Love Love your work on JEM OMG I'm freaking out that I can kinda write to you on here. I'm a True JEMBOY and loved your JEMBOY video. You should do a dance remix version of that song. I wish you would do more Dance type music like your song "Deeper". Hope there is Dance stuff on your new album. Your fan Brian:)

    Love Love Love your work on JEM OMG I'm freaking out that I can kinda write to you on here. I'm a True JEMBOY and loved your JEMBOY video. You should do a dance remix version of that song. I wish you would do more Dance type music like your song "Deeper". Hope there is Dance stuff on your new album.
    Your fan Briansmile

  • Whistle

    Whistle Florida

    Sammy!!!!

    Sammy!!!!

  • Daniella

    Daniella Connecticut

    Hello Sam Just wondering if you have a release date for your album I noticed it's posted as 2011, but figured if any date was set yet..

    Hello Sam
    Just wondering if you have a release date for your album I noticed it's posted as 2011, but figured if any date was set yet..

  • Melissa Ann Griffin

    Melissa Ann Griffin North Carolina

    :love: Hey Samantha, Your page Is so beautiful.I loved the pictures.I hope your having an outrageous day where ever you are!? All my love, Melissa :love:

    love Hey Samantha,

    Your page Is so beautiful.I loved the pictures.I hope your having an outrageous day where ever you are!?

    All my love,
    Melissa love