Excerpt from In Your Face by Natasha Bakht. It reads: "The vast majority of people in Canada and likely most liberal democracies have probably never met or had a conversation with a niqab-wearing woman. “The ‘meaning’ of the Islamic veil is recognized without any direct experience with it,” and as a result, niqab-wearing women are a group about whom little is known and thus, appear to be voiceless. The absence of data about these women has not, however, prevented the circulation of a great deal of mostly inaccurate information about them. [In this book], I begin . . . with the voices of the women themselves . . . ."