I struggle to find a word that is neither presumptuous nor pejorative, a word that doesn’t unduly stereotype a teenager who is an only child with two successful parents, attends a private school and lives in a Tanoan home with a pool and a Kardashian-level baluster-scrolled staircase.
And so I think “comfortable.”
“Do you live a comfortable life?” I ask Aalisha Bhatt.
And, of course, she does.
“I have been given a very comfortable, fortunate and blessed life,” she says, using even better words. The right words.
UPDATE: In December 2019, Aalisha was named an Albuquerque Journal 2019 Spirit of New Mexico award winner. Read more.