If you love looking at two people redefining love by breaking all barriers, then Just for Deux might just be the perfect account that you need to follow on Instagram. It beautifully portrays the journey of a same-sex, interracial couple from the United States and Canada. Meet AJ and Simon, the couple behind Just For Deux. The story of this power couple and what they do is inspiring to many.
All this started in 2018 when Simon Malette a resident of Montreal, Canada, came across AJ Cartas’s Instagram account and had an instant spark. Hailing from the Phillippines, AJ had moved to the United States when he was just 7. Simon slid into AJ’s direct messages and started chatting. After FaceTiming a couple of times that lasted hours and becoming confident to meet each other, AJ flew to Montreal, and their story took off as well. Later AJ relocated to Montreal as well, given the complexities that long-distance brings with it.
Fast forward to 2020, they have come a long way. They have both started their own businesses now. Simon works as a business consultant primarily raising funds for startups. He works for the development of companies led by people focused on social impact. Apart from this, Simon was an excellent professional ice-dancer, ranked amongst the top 5. They also have a cute Maine Coon kitten named Maze.
AJ, on the other hand, runs a social media agency called Sygyzy Social. Recently, he launched a non-profit organization called Our Damn Time. It provides resources to empower and educate people for the betterment of the under-represented minority communities. Together they work for political campaigns raising awareness about racial, gender, and LGBT equality and development. Both these young men had left college at some point in their lives and it is the one common thing that they proudly share as college dropouts.
Just For Deux is definitely a couple you should follow if you love to be motivated and inspired to impact the world. The LGBT community is still a stigma for many. Add interracial to that and it becomes even more taboo. Despite all that, this couple with great dedication has managed to change that for many. They’re both working towards making a better society for all. Kudos to them for the good work they have done and all the best for their future because we know that they will do more great things!