Over the last few weeks the niqab has been well and truly thrust into the national spotlight.
Tory MP called Philip Hollobone said he wanted the face veil banned whilst Lib Dem Jeremy Browne said there needed to be a public debate on the issue.
Birmingham Metropolitan College dropped a ban on pupils wearing the full face veil.
Now a British Muslim student is attempting to challenge the negative stereotypes linked with it.
21 year old Sadia wears the Niqab and features in a new documentary that is being shown at Universities across the country.
BBC Asian Network's Divya Talwar has been talking to her.