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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  • Ella

    Ella Texas

    So happy that JEM is back on TV!! I met you at Metropolis a couple of years ago, thanks for being so sweet to your fans Sam

    So happy that JEM is back on TV!! I met you at Metropolis a couple of years ago, thanks for being so sweet to your fans Sam

  • Rayleene

    Rayleene Nashville

    So excited to find you online, thanks for being JEM - You Rock!!!:love:

    So excited to find you online, thanks for being JEM - You Rock!!!love

  • Dizzy

    Dizzy Nebraska

    Hey really love JEM grew up with the show and my Mom kept all my dolls. I hope to meet you one day at one of the fan conventions that is closer to me and get your autograph. Good luck with the new record, my Sister and I can't wait to buy it. :):):love:

    Hey really love JEM grew up with the show and my Mom kept all my dolls. I hope to meet you one day at one of the fan conventions that is closer to me and get your autograph. Good luck with the new record, my Sister and I can't wait to buy it.
    smilesmilelove

  • eric

    eric n.c.

    i have been a fan of jem since 2006 it is one of the greatest cartoons of the 80s

    i have been a fan of jem since 2006 it is one of the greatest cartoons of the 80s

  • TAKEYSHA BEY

    TAKEYSHA BEY VA

    LET'S JUS SAY MILEY CIRUS AKA HANNA MONTANA GOT THEIR IDEA FROM SOMEWHERE(hint hint)... u r way more talented. 80's was the break thru 4 the cartoons and kiddie shows out now...i grew up on JEM and it will 4ever be in my heart !!! :love:

    LET'S JUS SAY MILEY CIRUS AKA HANNA MONTANA GOT THEIR IDEA FROM SOMEWHERE(hint hint)... u r way more talented. 80's was the break thru 4 the cartoons and kiddie shows out now...i grew up on JEM and it will 4ever be in my heart !!! love

  • Rafael

    Rafael Brooklyn NY

    Hi Sam just watched Jem on the HUB channel outragous it takes me when I was a teenager I bought my sister the glitter and gold Jem but I kept the tape

    Hi Sam just watched Jem on the HUB channel outragous it takes me when I was a teenager I bought my sister the glitter and gold Jem but I kept the tape

  • Yadely

    Yadely

    Hi Sam, Thanks for being so kind and always keep in touch with your truly outrageous fans. We :love: you

    Hi Sam, Thanks for being so kind and always keep in touch with your truly outrageous fans. We love you

  • Omar Syed

    Omar Syed Houston

    Hi Sam; thank you so much for being you and being so so so so awesome!

    Hi Sam; thank you so much for being you and being so so so so awesome!

  • Alexander Keefe

    Alexander Keefe Puyallup, WA

    Samantha, you are an incredible singer as well as voice actress! Thanks so much for all your hard work and all the love you show your fans! Long live Jem! :)

    Samantha, you are an incredible singer as well as voice actress! Thanks so much for all your hard work and all the love you show your fans! Long live Jem! smile

  • Dwayne Mc Donald

    Dwayne Mc Donald Maine

    Love you Samantha!!! Your music is amazing and inspires me. Keep up the amazing work!!!

    Love you Samantha!!! Your music is amazing and inspires me. Keep up the amazing work!!!