Beth Uznis Johnson is an award-winning health care writer, storyteller and Best American essayist from suburban Detroit. She has worked for 25 years in communications and marketing, both in agency and client-side roles, and writes fiction in her free time. In 2014, she founded Big Bad Words LLC, a communications consulting firm specializing in content creation for businesses, as well as editorial support for creative writers.

All Stories by Beth Uznis Johnson

September 22, 2021

Acceptance of all sizes has become a rallying cry

Evolving body-positivity movement champions appreciation of people’s bodies, regardless of how much they weigh. Grassroots efforts are playing a crucial role.

February 17, 2021

Down syndrome diagnosis: First panic, then preparation

A Michigan mom learned her unborn baby had a congenital heart problem and Down syndrome. Nine years later, she shares her reactions, coming to terms with the news and having no regrets.