Doodle for Google Winner Cares for Herself by Not Going It Alone

Sometimes, caring for yourself means recognizing that there are others in the world who are also there to help you.

That realization is the cornerstone of a Doodle created by high schooler Sophie Araque-Liu. Google announced Tuesday that her Doodle, titled Not Alone, is the winner of the 2022 Doodle for Google competition, an annual contest open to school kids across the US.

This year's theme was "I care for myself by..." Along with artwork, contestants were asked to submit a brief description of their theme in their own words.

This is how the Florida high school student explained how she cares for herself:

Often, I struggle to shoulder a burden on my own, and forget that I have so many people, like my mom, who care about me and want to help me.

Opening up and letting others support me not only relieves my stress -- it also lets me tackle things I could never do on my own."

Google said Sophie's message of leaning on one's support system resonated with the contest's judges and felt it would resonate with others who have been through tough times.

Certainly, stress is a normal part of life, but it's different for everyone, even for kids. A support system of friends and family can help reduce stress, especially during transitional life.

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