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Navasha Daya finds strength in the mirror

Navasha Daya finds strength in the mirror

The doubt lingered in Navasha Daya's head for months. The Baltimore-via-Cleveland singer/songwriter had spent years helping to grow the fan base of her Afrocentric neo-soul group Fertile Ground, but after a messy break-up in 2010, Daya had to figure out her future without the support group she had leaned on for more than a decade. She wondered if fans would still care about Navasha Daya without Fertile Ground. Then the Harwood resident realized that for many fans she was the reason to care in the first place. “When you're in that space, you have an illusion of not feeling cared for — that people don't want you unless you're in this band or you look...