Asking for approval in the form of adoration, love, or attention is an inherently vulnerable act. The payoff? The chance to get what you want; or, sometimes better, the realization that the only acceptance you ever needed was for yourself, by yourself. This playlist follows stories of people who are figuring out which thing they’re after.
Friday Playlist: Adorable
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