Clara Bizna$$

Claire Beaudreault a.k.a. Clara Bizna$$, is a rapper (from the group Hand Job Academy), writer, nail artist and multi-hyphenate living on the Brooklyn/Queens border. New Orleans-born, Los Angeles-, Manila- and West Virginia-bred, she moved to NYC a decade ago with two suitcases and $1,000. Bylines include BarkPost, Bust, Salon, Brokelyn and xoJane. She has got a Chihuahua, a Captain Beefheart tattoo and once played a hooker on SVU. Her religion is karaoke. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram. (photo credit: Hayleigh Hatcher)

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Talks

That Time Clara Bizna$$ (Hand Job Academy) Wished She Was Insane

By Clara Bizna$$ | November 9, 2016

That Time Clara Bizna$$ (Hand Job Academy) Wished She Was Insane

The rapper shares some pages from her teen journal.

“Fuck Donald Trump”: Obama, Music and Missing 2008

By Clara Bizna$$ | October 19, 2016

“Fuck Donald Trump”: Obama, Music and Missing 2008

Claire Bizna$$ (Hand Job Academy) reflects on elections past and present — via music.

See the Coathangers’ Nosebleed Weekend in Manicure Form

By Clara Bizna$$ | April 19, 2016

See the Coathangers’ Nosebleed Weekend in Manicure Form

Rapper/nail artist Clara Bizna$$ channels this record’s sassy yet grownup vibe into some sassy yet grownup nail art.

Clara Bizna$$ (Hand Job Academy) Talks Freddie Gibbs’ Shadow of a Doubt

By Clara Bizna$$ | November 23, 2015

Clara Bizna$$ (Hand Job Academy) Talks Freddie Gibbs’ Shadow of a Doubt

The drug kingpin trope is as embedded in the rap canon as cocaine residue in the ridges of an addict’s key, but Gibbs delivers a nuanced perspective.

Clara Bizna$$ (Hand Job Academy) Talks Demi Lovato’s Confident

By Clara Bizna$$ | October 15, 2015

Clara Bizna$$ (Hand Job Academy) Talks Demi Lovato’s Confident

Lovato’s music speaks to anyone who has lived through suffering from low self-esteem, self-harm and addiction.