LIFESTYLE
01/07/2018 13:44 SAST | Updated 01/07/2018 13:44 SAST

People With Disabilities Sharing The Ways Their Partners Make Them Feel Loved

A blogger with cerebral palsy has sparked an outpouring of examples celebrating the many ways to show physical affection.

People with disabilities are sharing the ways their partners make them feel comforted and loved on Twitter. The tweets were inspired after Imani Barbarin, an American woman living in France, reached out to ask: "What are some of the physical ways your partner makes you feel loved that are different from the way abled people show love?"

Barbarin, who has cerebral palsy, writes about her experiences on her blog Crutches & Spice. She asked people to respond to her using the hashtag #YouCanLoveMeButYouCantHoldMyHand.

Her tweet sparked hundreds of replies from people with disabilities, all showing that affection can be displayed in unique and alternative ways.

1. He functions as my crutch.

2. She assists me every week in yoga.

3. He washes my hair.

4. He pops my joints back.

5. He bathes me.

6. He takes me out to play Pokemon Go.

7. He dresses me.

8. He made up salsa moves so I could dance with him.

9. He strokes my scars.

10. He walks at my slow pace.

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