Mindie Kniss is sick and tired of internet trolls bullying her 2ft 8in tall husband, and she’s not afraid to let the world know it!
Mindie and her husband, Sean Stephenson, are both motivational speakers who met through a mutual friend in 2009. They married in 2012, after Mindie, 36, uprooted her life and moved to Chicago to be with her husband.
“It’s a joy to be married to this woman– not a day goes by when I don’t tell her I love her like 8,000 times,” said Sean, 35. “People think she’s sweet for being in love with me but they’ve got it wrong, I’m the saint in this marriage – I take care of her.”
From the time they married, the couple has been targeted by internet trolls who ridicule them and say Sean can’t satisfy Mindie sexually. Now, Mindie wants the world to know, that this can’t be further from the truth.
“I had to set the record straight. Just because he’s disabled doesn’t mean we don’t have an awesome sex life,” she said. “It wasn’t love at first sight but Sean is one of the most sexual people I have ever met – it’s appalling to suggest that my husband cannot satisfy me sexually and it’s none of their business.”
“I’m the most sexual person I know,” Sean proudly confirmed. “Sex is probably the biggest part of my life.”
Sean has always suffered from Osteogenesis Imperfecta, also known as Brittle Bone Disorder. The condition affects bone growth, and makes him more susceptible to injuries. By the time he was 18, Sean had suffered over 200 fractures to his legs, arms, neck, collarbone, ankle, femur and nose.
Despite his illness, Sean says he has found ways to be grateful for his disease.
“I can’t just mindlessly go to the store by myself,” Sean said. “I have to be aware of my surroundings because a little bump or step down from a larger curb could be fatal to me.”
“That’s something that’s just a part of my life and it’s also something that brings a lot of gifts too,” he added. “Nobody forgets Sean Stephenson after they meet him.”
Despite her husband’s fragility, Mindie says Sean’s condition never made her second guess their relationship.
“Most people think I look past his disability, when his physical differences are clearly obvious,” she said. “There is full acceptance here. We all have challenges – it’s just his are visible.”
“There are people I’ve dated in the past who have internal issues that are way harder to deal with,” Mindie added.
“I think people are uncomfortable with the idea that those with disabilities are normal human beings and that they have sexual desires and fantasies and enjoy being touched and touching,” Sean concluded. “I think it’s a big statement more abut people not being comfortable with their own bodies and the thought of the disabled having sex lives.”
Good for Sean and Mindie for finding joy out of life through their love for each other!
H/T: Daily Mail