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This page is the door to columns, articles, and other public and media relations of and for the Mariposa Men’s Wellness Institute. Donald B. Jeffries, our Executive Director, has been interviewed on Public Access Channel 21, and on KDHX FM 88 - St. Louis Community Radio.

He was also interviewed in March 2001 by the late Greg Freeman, and in December 2001 by Art Charity, both of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. These two articles are reprinted in this section of the website.

Greg Freeman column (April 1, 2001)

Art Charity article (January 7, 2002)

Male Call & Man Alive article (Spring 2003)

Reflection on History (from Holy Ground Collaborative Joint Inaugural Service, January 15, 2009)


Three new additions have been added to the MMWI Public Relations/Outreach:

An article, written by Meg Crane, entitled “Mariposa ministry”, appeared in the October 31-November 6 edition of the St. Louis Business Journal.

A video that Donald completed in the Community Producer Video Editing class at KETC, Channel 9 [PBS] on the subject of “Achieving intimacy after the devastation of male sexual child abuse”:

An interview on BlogTalkRadio - on Randi G. Fine’s A Fine Time For Healing show. The interview occurred on December 26 and was archived. It can be accessed at:

Note: It will not start immediately after clicking the arrow next to the title of the interview. Please give the show about a minute to ‘load’.


An interview on “Leadership And More” website. Anthony Eaton interviewed Donald Jeffries on the subject of working with leaders in non-traditional groups.

Donald Jeffries, our Exec. Director, became the Consecrated Lay Minister and Chair of the Men’s Wellness Ministry at First Unitarian Church of St. Louis on September 6, 2015.

Mariposa Men’s Wellness Institute was founded in 2001

to help men become emotionally healthy.

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